Iranian cleric Ahmad Alam al-Huda said his country is larger than its “geographic” borders because all armed factions supported by Tehran in the Middle East are “part of Iran”.
"Today, Iran is not just Iran and does not limit its geographical boundaries," ISNA quoted Al-Huda as saying. The Popular Mobilization in Iraq, Hezbollah in Lebanon, Ansar Allah (Houthis) in Yemen, the National Defense Forces in Syria, Islamic Jihad and Hamas in Palestine are all Iran. ”
Ayatollah Ahmad Alam al-Huda is the imam of Friday in the northeastern city of Mashhad, the country's second largest city.
His comments come about a week after the attack, which targeted two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, and claimed responsibility by the Houthis, while Riyadh and Washington accuse Iran of involvement.