Ahmadinejad in Beirut warns Israel
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wdnesday warned Isral against any attempt to attack Lebanon. He spoke in Beirut during the first day of his official visit to the country. According to him, any new adventure by the "Zionist entity" will only be of use in shortening its lifespan,
Addressing a mass rally organized by Hizbullah in his honor, Ahmadinejad described Lebanon as "the school of resistance and steadfastness in the face of this world's tyrants." "It is the university of heroism and jihad for the sake of the holy humanitarian goals," the Iranian leader stated in front of cheering Shiite supporters. .
"They are seeking to create disputes in our region. In Lebanon we find that the vicious hand of crime had assassinated a dear friend and a dignitary who was loyal to his country," said Ahmadinejad. The West "accused another friend (Hizbullah) of the murder," added the Iranian leader. "And then we see how reports get fabricated."
On his part, Hizbullah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah stressed that Iran had no scheme of its own to implement in Lebanon. Speaking via video link, Nasrallah added: "There are those ... who speak of an Iranian scheme for Palestine, for Lebanon, for the Arab region ... and work to strike fear into governments and peoples."
"What Iran wants for Lebanon is what the Lebanese want. What Iran wants in Palestine is what the Palestinians want. That is the Iranian scheme."
"President Ahmadinejad is right when he says Israel is illegitimate and should cease to exist," Nasrallah noted.
"The West can't put up with the Iranian president because he says the truth and declares that Israel must be eradicated. Iran's role in the Arab region is for the sake of the Arab Nation," Nasrallah stressed.