Leader of "Iran's Hezbollah"
Seyyed Mohammad Bagher Kharrazi, the secretary general of Iran’s Hezbollah group, announced in his latest remarks that his organization is pursuing "national unity," reminding that "the goal of every Hezbollahi Iranian must be to unite Muslim nations to conquer the whole world, because God has created Iranians to conquer the whole world."
In another part of his speech, this firebrand cleric identified "human development" as one of Hezbollah's goals. He described this to mean the "the creation of a force that can withstand the return of Imam Zaman [the Shiite 12th Imam considered to be in occultation now but who is promised to return]." While condemning the clergy’s performance in this regard, Kharrazi said, "Imam Zaman's problem is not the world…The problem is that there are no pious people to conquer the world and other planets. Unfortunately, the clergy hasn't done anything in this respect and for this reason our intellectuals have gone astray as well." Kharrazi added, "so long as people and Hezbollah are not pious, that Messiah [Imam Zaman] will not return."
Return After 14 Years
Kharrazi is a political figure close to Iranian president Ahmadinejad's camp who officially began his political career two years ago after the coming to power of Ahmadinejad. In a well-known speech delivered in the religious city of Qom following Ahmadinejad's victory, Kharrazi claimed, "the Iranian Hezbollah has returned to the scene after 14 years of silence."
In that speech, Kharrazi boasted about his and his colleagues' efforts: "During these 14 years, we were busy with scientific activities and now we are experts in all fields such as Islamic law, rhetoric, philosophy, politics, and history, and have our own material to teach."
Soon after Kharrazi's talk in the winter of 2005, Sharif News reported the imminent publication of "Hezbollah" daily.
Space Warfare and Atomic Bomb
The remarks of Hezbollah's secretary general have always been attractive to the Iranian press. In a speech in the summer of 2005 and coinciding with the election of Ahmadinejad to presidency, Kharrazi had called on Iranians to "prepare ourselves for space warfare."
In that speech, Kharrazi said, "We can build an atomic bomb, which we must have. We have to prepare ourselves for space warfare. Stay assured that if a war breaks out, we will set the whole world on fire and mobilize our troops all over the world to attack America. We will even attack America on its own soil. We will throw grenades into their mouths and bedrooms and will make sure that no American feels secure."
He also threatened certain countries, "I count the seconds for the day that an idiot decides to attack Iran. Our enemies still don't know what a Shia guerilla fighter means! Anyone who helps America will be targeted by us as well."
Kharrazi also issued warnings to some Iranian officials: "Who is behind foreign contracts? During these years of silence, we have compiled information on all these gentlemen and if they try to stop Hezbollah, we will reveal this information. If they still try to stop us we will go underground. Very soon, after holding our first national Hezbollah gathering in Qom, we will hold a million-man Hezbollah gathering on the streets of Tehran."