Press Shia – Hezbollah’s Secretary-General, Sayyid Hasan Nasrallah, offers condolences over the demise of Iran’s Chairman of the Expediency Council, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani.

Press Shia – In a statement released by Hezbollah’s Media Relations, Sayyid Hasan Nasrallah praised Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani as a great man and one of the Islamic ummah’s elites.

His Eminence said Ayatollah Hashemi-Rafsanjani has defended and supported the Islamic Resistance in Lebanon for 34 years and throughout hard conditions.

Sayyid Nasrallah described the Iranian scholar as the merciful father for all those who defended the ummah.

“Ayatollah Hashemi-Rafsanjani has believed in the central cause of our ummah, he raised the banner of Palestine and firmly resisted the Zionist schemes in Palestine and the region,” Sayyid Nasrallah said.

“We in Hezbollah will never forget the supporting stances of Ayatollah Hashemi-Rafsanjani,” Hezbollah’s Secretary-General said.