• 18 Jun, 2024

Chair: Even after President Raisi's passing, Iran remains dedicated to regional unity

Chair: Even after President Raisi's passing, Iran remains dedicated to regional unity

Islamic Revolution leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said that despite the "difficult" loss of President Ebrahim Raisi, Iran will continue to strengthen friendly relations with regional countries.

Khamenei made the remark during a meeting with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who was in Tehran to pay tribute to the late president, who described him as a "polyhistoricist". expressed.

The Prime Minister expressed his gratitude for Qatar's condolences and emphasized the importance of promoting cooperation between Iran and Qatar. Khamenei said regional countries had no choice but to unite amid controversial efforts to destroy stability and peace in the region. Meanwhile, the emir of Qatar said that Iran-Qatar relations have always been strong and will continue on this path. “I believe there are no limits to expanding relations with Iran,” he said.

"Ties between Iran and Pakistan must be strengthened." 

Khamenei also received Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. The leader expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Government of Pakistan and the people of the Brotherhood for their compassion. He said Iran prioritizes relations with Pakistan and believes that relations can be strengthened under Pakistan's new government.

"Friendly relations between brotherly countries do not always proceed smoothly, and we must overcome obstacles and resolutely and realistically pursue progress in cooperation," the prime minister said.

"Raishi's recent visit to Pakistan could be a turning point in bilateral relations," the leader said. Acting President Mohammed: ``Mr. Mokbel will continue on the path of cooperation and consensus.'' Mr. Sharif also said that Mr. Raisi's recent visit to Pakistan was fruitful and laid the foundation for further development of relations and a roadmap for the future.

Leader praises Tunisia's anti-Israel stance

The Chairman also met with the visiting President of Tunisia, Kais Saied.  Khamenei welcomed the restoration of relations between Iran and Tunisia facilitated by President Saeed's visit to Iran. He stressed that having a man of integrity and academics like Said at the helm of Tunisia is an opportunity for Tunisia to strengthen its international standing after years of autocratic rule and isolation from the Islamic world. Khamenei referred to the 2011 Tunisian protests that sparked a wave of movements across North Africa, pointing to the Tunisian state's great potential for progress and progress.

He expressed hope that Mr Said's prudence will foster unity among Tunisians from all walks of life and lay the foundations for further progress.

Khamenei also praised Saeed's stance towards Israel, saying such a position should be promoted in the Arab world and that fortitude and perseverance are the only path to success. During the meeting, President Said expressed his condolences to the Tunisian government and people over the tragic death of President Raisi, and said that he and the late president will soon meet in Tehran.

The Tunisian President noted the two countries' common intention to expand relations in all fields and expressed his hope that increased cooperation will be put into practice through the continuation of the agreement.

President Said also referred to the ongoing crisis in Gaza, calling for the Islamic world to abandon its current passive stance and advocate for the rights of Palestinians in all Palestinian territories and the establishment of an independent state with al-Quds. He said that active efforts must be made to achieve this goal. Heads of state who promote capital.

“Today, the global human community is outpacing the international community as people from all over the world unite against the oppression and atrocities in Gaza.”

"Through resistance, Gaza successfully fulfilled God's promise."

Later that day, Khamenei met with Ismail Haniyeh, the political director of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, and his accompanying delegation.


Palestinian officials expressed their condolences not only to the leader but also to the Iranian government and state over the martyrdom of President Raisi and his companions.

Khamenei expressed his condolences to Haniya, whose three sons and three grandsons were martyred in Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip last month, and praise Hamas officials for their patience.

The leaders referred to the genocidal war that the Israeli regime has waged against Gaza since October, noting that the extraordinary resistance of the coastal population has been a source of consternation for people around the world.

"Who would have ever imagined that a day would come when people would chant pro-Palestinian slogans and raise Palestinian flags in American universities?" Khamenei said, referring to ongoing protests against Israel's war in American schools. I asked. "In the future, things that are unbelievable today may happen regarding the Palestinian issue," the leader said. 

Khamenei said the successful resistance of the Gazans against a "large and powerful group" made up of the United States, the Western military alliance NATO, the United Kingdom and several other countries was the fulfillment of God's promises regarding the Palestinian people of Gaza.

"Therefore, the second (God's) promise, namely the destruction of the Zionist regime, can also be fulfilled," the leader said. "By God's grace, the day will come when Palestine will be established from the sea to the river," Khamenei added, referring to the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. The leader asserted that incumbent President Mokbel will continue to carry out late President Raisi's policies on the Palestinian issue with the same "enthusiasm and spirit".

Khamenei insisted that incumbent President Mokbeir will continue to carry out late President Raisi's policies on the Palestinian issue with the same "enthusiasm and spirit".

Leaders praise Lebanon's resistance to Israeli regime

In a meeting with Lebanese National Assembly Speaker Navi Berri, the leader expressed gratitude to Beirut for expressing its condolences to the nation following the martyrdom of Raisi and his comrades. Khamenei described the relationship between the Islamic Republic and the Lebanese people as "fraternal". The leader praised the fight waged by the Lebanese resistance against the Israeli regime amid dire conditions in the Gaza Strip.

Mr. Berri, on behalf of the Lebanese government and people, expressed his deep sorrow and sorrow over the tragic accident of President Raisi and his associates. Commenting on the regional situation, the senior lawmaker said Lebanon cannot remain silent in the face of the massacre of Gaza residents.

He also said that the most important precondition for changing the current regional situation is to end the ongoing war against Gaza.

Emphasizes continued attention to the development of relations between Iran and Armenia

Khamenei also met with visiting Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, and pointed out that Iran will continue its policy of expanding ties with Yerevan under incumbent President Mokbel. However, the leader said that "there are also opponents in Iran-Armenia relations" and stressed that the issue of bilateral relations should therefore be treated with "care and caution". Khamenei said the late President Raisi was once "very sensitive" to border issues affecting Armenia, and urged him to continue to treat the issue with the same sensitivity.

Armenia's prime minister said his country was "shocked" to hear of the tragic accident involving Iran's late leader, but said the Islamic Republic's affairs would be hampered by Khamenei's direction and leadership. He expressed confidence that it would be regulated without any restrictions.