Iran not withdrawing Lebanon support: Larijani

Iran not withdrawing Lebanon support: Larijani
Sun Feb 17, 2013 17:54:43

Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) Speaker says the assassination of a senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) will not affect Iran’s support for Lebanon.

Ali Larijani said on Sunday that the enemies should know that Iran will not withdraw its support for the Lebanese nation because of the assassination of General Hassan Shateri.
Majlis Speaker stressed that Iran would continue to support Lebanon more resolutely.
“Shateri rendered services and made innumerous efforts towards the reconstruction of areas damaged in the south of Lebanon because of the [war of] aggression [waged] by the Zionist regime,” the Iranian lawmaker added.
In 2006, the Zionist regime waged a war on Lebanon which lasted 33 days and devastated most infrastructures and buildings in southern Lebanon. Since then, Iran has played a leading role in reconstruction efforts there.
General Shateri was assassinated by suspected Zionist agents on the way from the Syrian capital Damascus to Beirut. He was killed on Tuesday by unknown gunmen as he was traveling by road from Syria to Lebanon.
Zionist elements have been blamed for the assassination of the IRGC general, who was in charge of the Iranian committee for the reconstruction of southern Lebanon.
The Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee issued a statement on Saturday, condemning the assassination of Shateri and saying that the Zionist regime would receive a suitable response for its crime.


Iran not withdrawing Lebanon support: LarijaniIran not withdrawing Lebanon support: Larijani
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