A prominent Iranian lawmaker reiterated Tehran's support for anti-Zionist resistance movements in the region, particularly the Lebanese Hezbollah which, he said, plays a pivotal role in the anti-Israeli front

“Hezbollah is an important actor in maintaining sustainable peace and security in the region,” Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said in a meeting with the Lebanese Ambassador to Tehran Fadi al-Haj Ali in Tehran on Sunday.

The senior Iranian legislator noted that the people of Lebanon and the region should take pride in Hezbollah.

Boroujerdi highlighted Hezbollah’s triumph over Israel in 2000 when the Zionist regime’s troops withdrew from Southern Lebanon.

The Lebanese ambassador, for his part, pointed to the Middle East’s sensitive situation, and noted that the Islamic Republic plays the key role in the preservation of peace and security of the region.

Early in February 2012, Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei stressed Iran's direct involvement in the Palestinian and Lebanese confrontation against Israel, including the Lebanese Summer 2006 33-day resistance against the Zionist regime.

"Wherever Iran interferes, it announces it in a very straightforward manner. For instance, we interfered in confrontations against Israel, which resulted in the (Lebanese) victory in the 33-day war and (Palestinians' victory in) the 22-day (Gaza) war," Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing millions of Friday Prayers worshippers on Tehran University Campus at the time.

"In future too, we will support and help everyone who opposes the Zionist regime," the Leader underscored.

"The Zionist regime is a real cancerous tumor that should be cut and will be cut, God Willing," Ayatollah Khamenei underscored.


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