TEHRAN (FNA)- Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil praised the Iranian government for its role in supporting the resistance front in the region.
“Iran’s role in supporting the resistance against the occupation and massacre of the defenseless people in Gaza is praiseworthy,” the Lebanese foreign minister said in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on the sidelines of the emergency meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Palestine Committee in Tehran on Monday.
Meantime, Bassil thanked Iran for its successful holding of the ministerial emergency meeting of the NAM’s Palestine Committee.
The Iranian foreign minister, for his part, said that the situation in the region, specially Gaza is very difficult, and expressed the hope that the international bodies would do their best to fulfill their duties to protect the rights of the innocent people of Gaza.
Zarif and Bassil also discussed the latest developments in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.
Last month, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei strongly condemned the Israeli attacks on the Palestinians, and underlined that Palestinians should continue their armed struggle against Tel Aviv.
“The armed resistance by the Palestinians is the only way to confront Israel,” Ayatollah Khamenei said addressing a group of Iranian university students in Tehran.
The Iranian Supreme Leader noted that criminal acts of wolfish, child-killer Zionist regime in Gaza have revealed its true nature, and said, “Only way to solve this problem is full annihilation and destruction of the Zionist regime.
He noted that as founder of the Islamic Republic late Imam Khomeini used to say “Israel must be annihilated”, but of course the annihilation of Israel, as a true way to resolve the problem, does not mean that the Jews in the region should be evacuated, as for conducting this logical approach there is a practical way that the Islamic Republic has proposed to the international society.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that in accordance with Iran’s proposal, which is a favorable method for the world nations, the people who live there and comprise the true natives of that land should in a referendum announce the preferred political system, adding, “In this way the usurper and forged regime will be practically annihilated.”
“It would be wrong for anyone to assume that if the Gaza missiles would not have existed, the Zionist regime would have come to terms with the Palestinians,” Iran’s Supreme Leader said.
He further noted that in the West Bank where the people’s only weapons are little stones Israel both kills and humiliates the Palestinian people.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that based on such realities “we believe the West Bank, too, should be armed just like Gaza and those who are interested in the fate of the Palestinians must work in this respect so that the pains and miseries of the Palestinian people will be decreased due to their mighty hands and the weakness of the Zionist enemy.”
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