South Lebanon would not have been freed had it not been for the support of Iran and Syria, Lebanese minister of defense Ghazi Zoaiter was quoted as saying by Iran News Agency (IRNA) on Tuesday.
Zoiater spoke highly of the Lebanese army for their "cooperation with the Islamic resistance movement Hizbollah in ousting the Zionist occupiers."
The minister's remarks came during his meeting in Beirut with Iran's ambassador Ayatollah Rahmani.
Ramhani condemned comments by some Western countries on the manner and form of the establishment of the Lebanese army in south Lebanon, saying such "criticism is flagrant interference in Lebanon's internal affairs," said the agency - Albawaba.com
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