RNA – In his Friday prayer sermon to a large and fervent crowd of believers in Qom’s Quds Prayer Hall, Ayatollah Seyyed Hashem Hoseyni-Bushehri referred to the capture of the British tanker Stena Impero by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the Strait of Hormuz and added, “The day that the Iranian oil tanker was captured in Gibraltar, the media organizations of the world remained silent and said that it was due to the sanctions, but today they’re making a commotion. The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Khamenei] initially said with power that the believing forces will do the right thing in their place.”
The member of the board of directors of the Assembly of Experts stressed that the British had injudiciously seized the Iranian tanker [Grace 1] but Iran captured the British tanker in accordance with international law because of they had violated shipping laws. They sent a representative and a letter saying that the ship should be freed, assuming that the people, the authorities, the Supreme Leader and the security and military forces will back down.”
Ayatollah Hoseyni-Bushehri added, “The awakened people will slap the enemies hard in response to any action that they take against the Islamic Revolution and the people. We declare to the world that we’re calling for the safety of the international waterways and we won’t allow anyone to disrupt the secure shipping, especially in the Persian Gulf and won’t allow others to interfere and sabotage us.”
The secretary of the Supreme Council of the Islamic Seminary praised the army for arresting a group of American spies and said, “The Supreme Leader has repeatedly raised the issue of interference but his statements weren’t taken seriously and some of the spies infiltrated sensitive centres but the security and intelligence forces outmanoeuvred the enemies and this demonstrates that the military and security forces are standing with the power against the enemies.”
Referring to the meeting of the Supreme Leader with high-ranking officials from Hamas, said, “In this meeting, the Supreme Leader relied on the issue of resistance and the definitiveness of the divine promise in the event of a victory in the form of resistance and stated that Sayyid Hasan Nasrallah had announced that the Supreme Leader will pray in al-Quds (Jerusalem) is true and will be fulfilled.”
Ayatollah Hoseyni-Bushehri said that the enemies are worried because previously, the Palestinians fought with rocks but today, the Islamic Resistance is attacking Israel with precision missiles.
Referring to the upcoming Hajj pilgrimage, he said, “Many of our compatriots have travelled to Madinah and Makkah and we pray for them and hope that they will return to their homeland with their pilgrimage accepted.”
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