RNA – In his Friday prayer sermon to a large and fervent crowd of believers in Libbaya Mosque in the town of Libbaya in Lebanon’s Western Beqaa district, Hujjat al-Islam Ali al-Khatib, the vice-president of the Shi’ah Islamic Supreme Council of Lebanon, described the economic situation of the Lebanese people as “abject” and said, “Many people are struggling with economic and livelihood problems and this issue has made the responsibility of the politicians heavier. Therefore, officials must not continue their predecessors’ path of wasting money and indebting the country.”
The senior Lebanese scholar stated, “Lebanon and the Islamic Resistance Axis are in an oppressive economic siege. The purpose of these sanctions is to pressure the people to withdraw their support from the Islamic Resistance Front while proving that the Islamic Resistance is seeking the rights of the people of the Arab and Islamic countries and defending Palestine.”
Hujjat al-Islam al-Khatib responded to the statements by American officials about launching a potential attack on the Islamic Republic of Iran and said, “Iran has proven that despite the very strong sanctions imposed on it that it’s strong and steadfast in the pursuit of its goals. On this basis, the victory will belong to the Islamic Republic of Iran and its allies.”
He called on Saudi Arabia to engage in dialogue with the Islamic Republic of Iran and against the Zionist occupation regime that seeks to harm all peoples of the Islamic and Arab countries and said, “We want the two sides to come to the negotiating table and engage in dialogue to solve the problems and defeat the enemies of the region, who are pursuing a plot in the form of new alliance which includes the participation of Israel.”
In another part of his Friday prayer sermon, Hujjat al-Islam al-Khatib emphasized the need for the Lebanese government to work with the Syrian government to resolve the problems of the Syrian refugees, saying that the refugees should return to their homes as soon as possible, otherwise there would be various problems in Lebanon.
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