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Iran resolute in fight against Takfiri-Zionist current: Dehqan

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Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan has expressed the Islamic Republic’s firm determination to fight the Takfiri-Zionist current.

“Iran has the resolve to confront such destabilizing currents,” Dehqan said in a joint press conference with his Lebanese counterpart, Samir Moqbel, in Tehran on Monday.

He added that the Takfiri-Zionist current is conducting terrorist acts with the support of the West and some regional countries, warning that the current seeks to commit inhumane crimes and destroy infrastructures in different regional countries such as Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.

“Today, all those who are concerned about [regional] security consider the Takfiri-Zionist current as a threat to the region,” Dehqan said.

He stressed the importance of supporting the Lebanese nation and government and providing the country’s army with military equipment to help it battle ISIL Takfiri militants.

“We will provide the Lebanese army with a consignment of defense equipment manufactured by the Islamic Republic of Iran to counter the Takfiri and terrorist currents,” the Iranian minister pointed out.

He emphasized that Iran’s aid for the Lebanese army is an “urgent measure to respond to a potential threat.”

Moqbel, for his part, said Iran’s defense and military assistance for the Lebanese army is complete and has been provided without any preconditions.

Over the past months, Lebanon has been suffering from terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda-linked militants as well as random rocket attacks, which are viewed as a spillover of the conflict in Syria.

Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since 2011 with ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently controlling parts of it mostly in the east and north.

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