Lebanon’s Key Movements Renew Alliance with Iran

The Lebanese Hezbollah Movement and its ally, the Amal Movement, stressed their firm position in their alliance with Iran and its leadership’s stance on supporting the oppressed nations.

In a joint statement issued after a meeting in the Southern Jabal Amel region, the two parties felicitated the Iranian nation and government on the anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution.

They also renewed their firm stance on Iran’s support for the rights of the oppressed people and resistance movements against colonialist and hegemonic powers that are destroying the region to achieve their interests.

As regards developments in Syria, the two Lebanese parties said that the current events in Syria are part of the desperate efforts made by the enemies to destabilize the country and destroy its national unity and undermine Syria’s firm support for Palestine and the Palestinian nation’s right to resist against Israel and retake the occupied Palestinian lands.

Earlier this month, Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Movement Seyed Hassan Nasrallah stressed that Iran has played a key and vital role in the victories of the Lebanese and Palestinian resistance movements in recent years.

Addressing a ceremony in Beirut on the occasion of anniversary of the birth of the holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and the 33rd anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Nasrallah stated that the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran gave “momentum to the project of Islamic unity”.

He lauded Iran’s support for the Lebanese resistance group, and noted, “Hezbollah has received from Iran the moral, political and financial support in all its available forms since 1982”.

“This support is a pride of the Islamic republic, because the resistance has achieved the most prominent Arab victory over the enemy. This victory wasn’t to be achieved without Iranian support, and Syria had a big role in the victory.”

The remarks by Nasrallah came days after the Lader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei stressed Iran’s direct involvement in the Palestinian and Lebanese confrontation against Israel, including the Lebanese Summer 2006 33-day resistance against the Zionist regime.

“Wherever Iran interferes, it announces it in a very straightforward manner. For instance, we interfered in confrontations against Israel, which resulted in the (Lebanese) victory in the 33-day war and (Palestinians’ victory in) the 22-day (Gaza) war,” the Lader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said, addressing millions of Friday Prayers worshippers on Tehran University Campus.

“In future too, we will support and help everyone who opposes the Zionist regime,” the Supreme Leader underscored.

“The Zionist regime is a real cancerous tumor that should be cut and will be cut, God Willing,” the Lader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei underscored.

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