Iranian president-elect says Hizbullah is ”symbol of pure thought of Islam”
Iranian president-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday the Lebanon's Hizbullah is a "symbol of pure thought of Islam" in Lebanon and at the forefront of the Islamic world.
Ahmadinejad made the remark in a meeting with leader of the Shiite movement Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, who is currently in Tehran on an official visit.
"Success, victories and progress of this popular and faithful force in political, cultural, social and military domains of Lebanon are results of purity and reliance on God's will which should be preserved and institutionalized as the main factor in the fight against enemies of Islam," he said.
Terming Hizbullah as a "very respectful and dear organ for the Islamic ummah (nation)," Ahmadinejad said, "Hizbullah as an intelligent and smart force lies in the hearts of world Muslims. "The Islamic world, particularly the Iranian nation are following up with keen interests and sensitivity the developments in Lebanon as well as Hizbullah's stance and role in this regard."