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'Diplomat of resistance': IRGC chief says Amir-Abdollahian applied rules of Revolution to politics

Late Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (Photo by Iranian Foreign Ministry website)

The chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has praised late Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian for his fruitful activities in support of the resistance front, saying that he was well familiar with the diplomacy of resistance and skillfully directing it.

Major General Hossein Salami made the remarks on Tuesday as he visited Amir-Adollahian’s family in Tehran to honor the late foreign minister, who passed away in a helicopter crash along with Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi on May 19.

The commander lauded the late minister as a senior diplomat with a distinctive personality, and great acumen, political knowledge and diplomatic skills.

Describing diplomacy as a combination of talent, skill, knowledge and charisma, Salami said Amir-Abdollahian enjoyed all the core and essential requirements in the field of diplomacy.

He also said diplomats generally have to speak according to international rules and protocols, but Amir-Abdollahian acted beyond the standards and applied the rules of the Islamic Revolution to the world of politics.

“He would use the language of authority while negotiating with world powers, but he would draw on the language of support while engaging in talks with the oppressed,” the IRGC chief pointed out.

Salami went on to hail Amir-Abdollahian’s remarkable skills at bringing together ethics, expertise and authority in the field of politics, saying, “Among his admirable traits were his thorough familiarity with conventional diplomacy, alongside his direction of the diplomacy of resistance.”

The IRGC chief commander further noted that the late Iranian foreign minister had no fear of visiting conflict-stricken countries like Lebanon and Syria, and had close and intimate relations with forces of the Axis of Resistance as well as Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani, the late commander of IRGC's Quds Force.

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