This was the most awaited moment of this extraordinary visit which potentially marks the opening of a direct NATO/Resistance front, an axis of Resistance which has just counted its first West African fighters and this, in the heart of one of the most Resistant States of the planet as much by its ancient as by its recent history:
The Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, who finished a two-day stay in Mali on Wednesday, where he was invited at the initiative of his Malian counterpart, met with the President of the Transition, Colonel General Goita. Let’s admit that for any pro-Resistance reader of this site, the words of the two men were surprising. First, here is what the two men said to each other:
On an official visit to Mali, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met with the head of Mali’s interim government, Assimi Goïta, late Tuesday evening, August 23. During the meeting, Amir-Abdollahian expressed the Islamic Republic of Iran’s determination to develop cooperation with the Malian government, especially in the fields of economy, trade, defense, science and technology. He also informed the Malian Acting President of the agreements reached for the development of economic and trade cooperation between the two countries during the meeting of the Iran-Mali Joint Cooperation Commission.
Appreciating the efforts of the Malian government in the fight against terrorism, Mr. Amir-Abdollahian expressed his country’s full readiness to cooperate in the defensive and security fields with Mali while referring to Iran’s successful experience in the fight against regional terrorist groups such as Daech in Iraq and Syria which has finally borne fruit and could do the same once introduced in the Sahel.
But is this the beginning of a Resistance presence in the middle of the Sahelian region where the US/NATO axis, kicked out by the valiant Famas soldiers, has carved out an anti-African front by territorially occupying Niger but also by politically seizing power in neighboring Burkina? It is possible, and it would seem that the Iranian-Malian will is there. Especially since defensive cooperation with a drone power like Iran could mean the introduction of the drone factor in Mali, alongside a Malian air force that has just been boosted by Russian Sukhoi 25s and a long-range 3D flak weapon that should worry the French occupiers and the Yankees in their Nigerian base at Agzade, as well as their so-called jihadist terrorist mercenaries in the tri-border region. But Iran is known.
It is not an arms dealer. It passes on knowledge to its allies, and so it is to the Iraqi, Syrian, Lebanese, Yemeni and Palestinian Resistance. This is in line with the statement of MAE Amir Abdollahian who confirmed the opening of an exhibition of knowledge-based products in Bamako where Iranian technicians would be happy to show before the eyes of young Malians what they know how to do in agriculture, science, animal husbandry, medicine and of course in military matters. Diop had the right word: partnership with the Resistance, a partnership that can become an alliance, is not like those agreements imposed by France where the latter behaves like the aggressor. It is not even the win-win version of the Chinese or the Russians. The axis of the Resistance is an alliance of blood. But that’s not all. For the experts were also stunned when General Goita, the bête noire of the Western colonialists, addressed the Iranian Amir Abdollahiyan. What did he say?
Assimi Goita also paid tribute to the efforts of the Iranian Foreign Minister for holding the Joint Cooperation Commission and called for the expansion of comprehensive cooperation with Iran. He said that the Islamic Republic of Iran has an important status in the regional and international political equations, a status that stems from its leadership’s resistance to Western sanctions. The colonel also called for strengthening economic, trade and scientific cooperation between the two countries as much as possible and stressed his country’s willingness to host Iranian industrialists and economic activists.