After meeting Khatami, Nasrallah says Hizbullah enjoys backing of Iran
The head of Lebanon's Hizbullah said on Tuesday that he had the backing of Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, despite U.S. demands and pressure.
Speaking to the movement's TV station, Al Manar, following his meeting with Khatami, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said there was no daylight between him and Iran.
"You know that Iran is being subjected to similar threats, under various titles, and so the Islamic Republic is also at risk," Nasrallah said when asked what Khatami had told him regarding U.S. pressure to rein in Hizbullah.
"The position is one of solidarity between the Islamic Republic, Syria, Lebanon, the resistance, the Palestinian people and all the honourable people of the Muslim community," he said.
On Monday, Khatami called for liberation of the remaining Lebanese lands from Israeli occupation as he reiterated Iran's support for "legitimate resistance of nations." (Albawaba.com)
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