Hizbullah Chief Pledges Loyalty to Iran's Supreme Leader

(Long War Journal) Amir Toumaj - In March, an Iran state-affiliated media outlet published a speech by Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah, where he emphasized his belief in the velayat-e faqih, the founding ideology of the Islamic Republic. It calls for a theocratic government and an Islamic state with power vested in the hands of a cleric, or the vali-ye faqih, who is the Supreme Leader and acts as the deputy of God on earth. Nasrallah's speech confirms that Hizbullah is an arm of the Iranian government and the Lebanese branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

2018-05-04 00:00:00

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