Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani has been a big pillar, a supporter, a kind father and a staunch defender of the Lebanon Islamic resistance in all stages and difficult conditions in the past 34 years, Nasrallah said.
He condoled the bereaved family of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, Imam Khamenei and grand clerics, the Iranian officials and people.
Ayatollah Rafsanjani believed in Palestine and Qods as pivotal issues of Islamic Ummah and was the flag-bearer in supporting them, Nasrallah said.
He noted that Ayatollah Rafsanjani was a defender of the Palestinians and the region against the Zionist regime plots.
Ayatollah Rafsanjani was always a great supporter of Palestinian people and their Jihad and resistance, the Hezbollah leader added.
He said the Palestinian issue had always a special place in Ayatollah Rafsanjani's actions during the Pahlavi dictatorship and after the Iranian 1979 Islamic revolution.
Ayatollah Rafsanjani has defended and supported the Islamic Resistance in Lebanon for 34 years and throughout hard conditions, he said.
'The Lebanese Hezbollah will not forget Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani's position who sided with us in all fields and all stages,' Nasrallah added.
He said, 'We have always prayed for Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani and will love him forever.'
Ayatollah Rafsanjani died on Sunday at the age of 82 due to a heart attack in a Tehran hospital.
Funeral procession for the late Expediency Council Chairman, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, will be held on Tuesday morning, the Expediency Council's Public Relations Office reported.
Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, was an influential Iranian politician and writer, who was the fourth president of Iran.
Ayatollah Rafsanjani was the head of the Assembly of Experts from 2007 until 2011. He was also the chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council of Iran.
During the Iran–Iraq War Ayatollah Rafsanjani was the de facto commander-in-chief of the Iranian military.
He was elected chairman of the Iranian parliament in 1980 and served until 1989. Ayatollah Rafsanjani also served as president of Iran from 1989 to 1997.