Conference of resistance diplomacy: commemoration of the late engineer Hossein Sheikholeslam was held with the presence of Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Minister of Foreign Affairs, former ministers and deputy ministers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and many domestic and foreign personalities on Tuesday, March 7, 2022 at the Institute for Political and International Studies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In this conference, the messages of Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the Secretary General of Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Faisal Mekdad, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Syria, were read by their representatives in the meeting.
At the beginning of the meeting, Mr. Mohammad Hassan Sheikholeslami, the head of the Institute for Political and International Studies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said: The Institute for Political and International Studies was able to design a conference on the occasion of resistance diplomacy since last year. Last year, it was held on the occasion of the anniversary of the martyred Hajj Qasem Soleimani. This year, it has been held in memory of the late diplomat Mr. Sheikholeslam. Regarding the characteristics of the late Sheikholeslam, he called him an architect of resistance, a jihadist manager and a revolutionary diplomat who gave his life to promote and expand his ideals.
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, expressed his gratitude to those present at this meeting and expressed his condolences to the family of Sheikholeslam and then said: I had the honor of being his student in 1992, when I entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was the Arab and African deputy. Minister of Foreign Affairs mentioned Hossein Sheikholeslam's personality traits such as belief in the smallness of the world and a consultative life structure that relies on collective wisdom, humility and dignity, leadership and deep belief in the foundations of the Islamic Revolution, firm and faithful jihadi management, attention to staffing and the training of committed and expert human resources, faithful and revolutionary, comprehensive and with a multi-sectarian approach, exemplary sincerity and intellectual and practical piety, deep devotion to the imams of purification, deep heart and personal devotion to Imam Khomeini and the Supreme Leader .
Minister of Foreign Affairs added: We will not retreat from the issue of Palestine and resistance. Just as our dear brother Hossein Sheikholeslam dedicated his life to the resistance and freedom of Al-Quds with the wise guidance of the Supreme Leader until the formation of a unified Palestinian state throughout the Palestinian land with Al-Quds as its capital, all of us will remain committed to this movement and intention that Mr. Sheikholeslam pursued. He stated: The Islamic Republic of Iran is steadfast in the path of diplomacy and negotiation. While maintaining the national interests of the country, we continue our efforts to conclude the negotiations that we have been engaged in for months, and reaching an agreement in line with the national interests of the country is one of the inherent duties that we pursue today in the diplomatic system.
Mr. Mottaki, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, while enumerating the qualities and characteristics of a revolutionary diplomat, considered the late Sheikholeslam as the mirror of a revolutionary diplomat and added: The late Sheikholeslam always supported the right and fought against the wrong in the fight between right and wrong, and was a clear example of the overlap of the field and diplomacy.
Ali Akbar Salehi, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, while honoring the memory of the late Sheikholeslam, said: Sheikholeslam was one of the most effective architects in building a strong fortress of resistance in the region, who was the protector of the collective security of the countries of the region and Iran. He added: It is not easy to talk about this person. Sheikholeslam made his own; he did not want his name to be mentioned and his whole life was service
In the continuation of the conference, the message of Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of Hezbollah of Lebanon, to this conference was read by his representative in the meeting. In a part of this message, it is written: In the anniversary gathering of our dear brother Haj Hossein Sheikholeslam, may God bless him and grant him peace, we honor the memory of the man of the revolution and the country, the revolutionary diplomat and fighter who followed the line of the Imam, the man who as a diplomat who carried the message of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a diplomat who reflects the positions of the Islamic Republic in support of the just ideals, including Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and every oppressed nation that was about the invasion of the powers of arrogance and domination. He expresses the image of his country in the form of human faith; we knew him in this way in Arab countries.
Then, the video messages of several regional figures of the resistance front, including Mr. Adil Abdul-Mahdi, the former Prime Minister of Iraq, Munīr Shafīq, a well-known Palestinian thinker and fighter, and Ziyad al-Nakhalah, the Secretary General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, were played.