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Iranian FM: Nations of Region, World Indebted to Lebanon’s Resistance against Israel  

Iranian FM: Nations of Region, World Indebted to Lebanon’s Resistance against Israel

Wed Aug 14, 2019

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif marked the anniversary of the 2006 victory of Lebanon against Israel, adding that the nations of the region and the world should be thankful to the resistance against the arrogant policies of Tel Aviv.

“The peoples of the region and the world are indebted to the resistance of the Lebanese people, the Islamic resistance front and Hezbollah, which stood against the arrogance of the Zionist regime and faced the terrorism of Daesh Takfiri group, which was a scourge for the whole world,” Zarif said in an exclusive interview with Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Ahed news website on Tuesday, on the anniversary of the victory of the country in a 2006 war waged by Israel.

“The Lebanese people and the Islamic resistance front proved to the world the fact that the Zionist regime (of Israel) can be defeated. The regime, no matter how hard it tries, cannot wage wars, stoke tensions and cause bloodshed of the people of the region,” the top diplomat reiterated, stating that the Lebanese nation and Hezbollah resistance movement dispelled the myth of the Tel Aviv regime’s “invincibility”.

“This was a triumph for the entire (Middle East) region, international rights and international relations,” the top Iranian diplomat pointed out.

About 1,200 Lebanese, most of them civilians, lost their lives during Israel’s 33-day war on Lebanon back in the summer of 2006.

According to a 629-page report of the Winograd Commission, appointed by the Israeli regime itself, Hezbollah fighters involved in defending Lebanon against the Israeli war defeated the enemy, and Tel Aviv was compelled to withdraw without having achieved any of its objectives.

The Winograd Commission was set by former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert in September 2006 to examine the events during Israel’s 33-day war on Lebanon. It was chaired by retired judge Eliyahu Winograd.

The commission was formed in the wake of public criticism and protest over the fact that the Israeli military had effectively lost the war by failing to achieve its aim of freeing two soldiers captured by Hezbollah fighters.

UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which brokered a ceasefire in the 2006 war, calls on Israel to respect Lebanon’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Late last month, Deputy Head of the Political-Religious Bureau of Iran's Commander-in-Chief for Political Affairs Rasoul Sanayee Raad said in an interview with the Persian-language Ana news agency that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's dream to create a new Middle-East in collaboration with the US and certain regional states will never come true.

In relevant remarks in late May, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani, in a video address to a conference in the Gaza Strip under the title of “No to Deal of Century”, reassured that the Palestinian nation will defeat the US-devised plot, dubbed “the deal of the century,” through resistance.

“The deal of century will be defeated at the hands of the resisting people of Palestine,” Shamkhani added.

He said the plan aims at “complete elimination of Palestine,” speaking via video link at the event, which was held in Gaza City in the coastal enclave with senior leaders of Palestinian resistance groups in attendance.

Using the scheme, Washington is trying to abuse the “ignorance, laxity, and the treacherous nature” of some of its vassal states to “permanently do away with the issues of the Palestinian refugees’ return [to their homeland] and formation of an independent Palestinian state,” he added.

Also joining the conference were Ismail Haniyeh, the head of the political bureau of Hamas resistance movement, Yahya Sinwar, the Palestinian resistance movement’s leader in Gaza, and Ziyad al-Nakhaleh, the leader of the Islamic Jihad resistance group.

The conference came in the run-up to International Quds Day.

The day was so named, Shamkhani said, as a token of support for anti-Israeli resistance until the ultimate liberation of the entirety of the occupied Palestinian territories.

Iran stands with all the nations that resist oppressors," Iran's security chief said, citing Imam Khomeini as saying, “As long as there is oppression in the world, there is struggle too. And as long as there is struggle, we stand up too.”

"In line with the viewpoint of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, we once again in the Islamic Republic insist on supporting the resistance, especially in the occupied Palestine, and will not cease this support despite all hardships, political pressures and economic sanctions, as the Islamic Republic considers supporting the resistance fighters a religious obligation," Shamkhani added.

The Iranian official then highlighted how the victory of Iran’s Islamic Revolution in 1979 was followed by creation of resistance movements that defeated Israel in all their confrontations with the regime, liberating Gaza and southern Lebanon. He saluted the resistance fighters, who brought about the victories.

Further in the conference, the leader of Hamas Movement in the Gaza Strip, Yehya al-Sinwar, said the US-devised "deal of the century" will not go ahead.

He also asserted that the Palestinian resistance front will not abandon the Palestinian cause, including liberation of all Israel-occupied territories, most notably the holy city of Jerusalem al-Quds.

“We will not sell al-Quds …We believe liberation of al-Quds will come soon,” he noted.

 

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