Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda, Khamenei's representative in Khorasan Razavi province, said in a Friday, September 20, 2019 sermon in Mashhad that aired on Khorasan Razavi TV (Iran) that today's Iran is not limited by geographical borders because the PMU in Iraq, Hizbullah in Lebanon, Ansar Allah in Yemen, the national front in Syria, and Islamic Jihad and Hamas in Palestine "are Iran." He said that if Iran's border is trespassed, Israel will be turned to dust in half a day, and he added that Iran played a role in the September 14 drone attack on the Abqaiq and Khurais oil fields in Saudi Arabia.
Following are excerpts:
Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda: Today's Iran is not just Iran. It is not limited by geographical borders. Today, the PMU in Iraq is Iran. Hizbullah in Lebanon is Iran. Ansar Allah in Yemen is Iran. The national front in Syria is Iran. The Islamic Jihad and Hamas in Palestine are Iran. They have all become Iran. Iran is no longer just us. The sayyed of the Resistance [Nasrallah] has announced that the resistance in the region has one imam and that this imam is the honorable leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution.
Today, Iran is the resistance in the region. This means that if you trespass our border, Israel will turn into dust in half a day.
Audience: Allah Akbar! Allah Akbar! Allah Akbar! Khamenei is the leader! Death to those who oppose the Rule of the Jurisprudent! Salutations upon the warriors of Islam! Peace by upon the martyrs! Death to America! Death to England! Death to the hypocrites and the infidels! Death to Israel!
Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda: Do you even understand where Iran is? Do you look to see where it is? Isn't south Lebanon Iran? Isn't Hizbullah Iran? The Yemeni-sent drones that caused such damage to Saudi Arabia – wasn't Iran there? You say that [the drones] came from the north and not from the south. South or north – what difference does it make? Iran is both to your south and to your north.