Hossein Jaberi Ansari

Israel benefiting from ongoing crises in Mideast: Iran

IFP – A senior Iranian diplomat says the ongoing conflicts in regional countries only benefit the Israeli regime as they consign the issue of Palestine into oblivion.

“The continuation of conflicts and crises in the region is in the interest of the Zionist regime [of Israel],” Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari said on Monday.

“This regime has benefited from conflicts in the regional countries and the undermining of its rivals,” said Jaberi Ansari in a meeting with Lebanese lawmaker Walid Jumblatt in Beirut.

Moreover, he added, given that the current crises have overshadowed the issue of Palestine, it (Israel) would like to see these crises go on.

“That is why Iran’s top priority is to make efforts to end crises and draw attention to the issue of Palestine,” he added.

Israel Benefitting from Ongoing Crises in Mideast: IranFor his part, Jumblatt expressed concern over the fact that the cause of Palestine has slipped into oblivion amid the ongoing crises.

He added the Lebanese government, people, army and resistance movement, by working in tandem, have managed to stave off the danger of terrorism.

During the talks, the two sides also discussed the developments in the region and Lebanon, highlighting the need to forge closer cooperation between Iran and Lebanon as well as with the Arab world.