Pro–Syrian Regime

Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General, January 16, 2015

Referring to alleged Israeli strikes on Syria: “The repeated bombings that struck several targets in Syria are a major violation, and we consider that any strike against Syria is a strike against the whole of the resistance axis, not just against Syria. The axis is capable of responding. This can happen any time.”“Nasrallah warns Israel against any "stupid" moves in Lebanon, Syria,” Al Akhbar, January 16, 2015, http://english.al-akhbar.com/node/23240.

Mohammad Reza Naqdi, commander of the Basij, June 10, 2014

“They (the US and Israel) had come to destroy Syria, but they have failed now.”“Basij Commander: US, Israel Main Losers of Syria’s Successful Election,” Fars News Agency, June 10, 2014, http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930320001486.

Mohammad Reza Naqdi, commander of the Basij, June 2014

“The US and Israel were the main losers of the presidential election in Syria.”“Basij Commander: US, Israel Main Losers of Syria’s Successful Election,” Fars News Agency, June 10, 2014, http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930320001486.

Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General, May 2014

“This is one of the Israeli enemy’s concerns. It looks at Syria and Iran [key Assad and Hezbollah backer]… and sees that they are giving all the help they can to the resistance.”“Hezbollah Can Still Deter Israel, Terror Chief Warns,” Agence France-Presse, May 25, 2014, http://www.timesofisrael.com/hezbollah-can-still-deter-israel-terror-chief-warns/.

Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General, April 2014

“The danger of the Syrian regime’s fall has ended.”“Nasrallah: Danger to Syria’s Assad ‘eliminated,’” Associated Press, April 6, 2014, http://www.timesofisrael.com/nasrallah-danger-to-syrias-assad-eliminated/.

Qasim al-Raymi, Emir (leader) of AQAP, December 21, 2013

“[Yemeni ministries] cooperate with the American drones by spying, planting chips, providing information or offering intelligence advice… all these are considered legitimate targets for us. We have a long list of these places, in case they will continue we will continue. We will reach them. Because we defend ourselves… And by the will of the exalted we will reach them before they reach us.”“Al-Malahim Media presents a new video message from al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula’s Qasim al-Raymi: ‘Comment on the Targeting of the Defense Ministry in Sanaa,’” Jihadology, December 21, 2013, http://jihadology.net/2013/12/21/al-mala%E1%B8%A5im-media-presents-a-new-video-message-from-al-qaidah-in-the-arabian-peninsulas-qasim-al-raymi-comment-on-the-targeting-of-the-defense-ministry-in-%E1%B9%A3anaa/.

Qasim al-Raymi, Emir (leader) of AQAP, December 21, 2013

“Whatever our sharia commands us we will do. Because we are preachers of sharia and not frauds.”“Al-Malahim Media presents a new video message from al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula’s Qasim al-Raymi: ‘Comment on the Targeting of the Defense Ministry in Sanaa,’” Jihadology, December 21, 2013, http://jihadology.net/2013/12/21/al-mala%E1%B8%A5im-media-presents-a-new-video-message-from-al-qaidah-in-the-arabian-peninsulas-qasim-al-raymi-comment-on-the-targeting-of-the-defense-ministry-in-%E1%B9%A3anaa/.

Qasim al-Raymi, Emir (leader) of AQAP, June 2, 2013

“Finally, to the oppressed and subdued in America among the brothers of religion and creed. We encourage you to carry on with this way, be steadfast on this deen. Carry out your obligations, defend your religion and follow in the footsteps of those who supported their religion and ummah whilst they are in their enemy's den.”“Al-Qaeda Arabian Peninsula’s (AQAP) Qasim al-Rimi Video Indicator of Upcoming Attack Against Americans,” IntelCenter, June 2, 2013, http://intelcenter.com/reports/AQAP-ThreatWarning-2Jun2013.html.

Qasim al-Raymi, Emir (leader) of AQAP, June 2, 2013

“Instead, everyday you will be hit by the unexpected and your leaders can repel nothing! Do not deny when evil befalls you, when you taste a bit of destruction that you inflict on others. Hence, blame none but yourselves. Gulp the bitterness of war, death, destruction and insecurity as other oppressed humans do. The two decade war has not laid down its burden, rather it is at its peak. The war between you and us has not ceased...”“Al-Qaeda Arabian Peninsula’s (AQAP) Qasim al-Rimi Video Indicator of Upcoming Attack Against Americans,” IntelCenter, June 2, 2013, http://intelcenter.com/reports/AQAP-ThreatWarning-2Jun2013.html.