Iran Pledges Support for Lebanon on 2006 War Victory Anniversary

Iran Pledges Support for Lebanon on 2006 War Victory Anniversary

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran reaffirmed Tehran’s commitment to supporting Lebanon in a statement released on the anniversary of Lebanon’s victory in its 33-day war against the Israeli aggressors in 2006.

In the statement, the Foreign Ministry congratulated the Lebanese nation, government, army, and resistance, especially the secretary-general of Hezbollah, on the 14th anniversary of the proud victory of Lebanon’s Islamic resistance against the Zionist regime in the 2006 war, which imposed a historic defeat on the occupying regime.

“The great victory was achieved in light of domestic solidarity among various tribes and synergy among the Lebanese people, and resulted in stability, security, and dignity for Lebanon and the region. The resistance of Lebanese women and men and the struggle of the brave young fighters of the resistance gave a lesson to the aggressors and sponsors of terrorism, which will protect Lebanon against the fake regime of Israel’s threats and aggression,” it added, according to the Foreign Ministry’s official website.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran believes resistance against the Zionist regime will result in their imminent defeat, as the 33-day war – a symbol of people’s resistance and power against the heavily-armed Zionist regime – ended with a sweet victory for the Lebanese nation.

“There is no doubt that the Lebanese nation will always remember the sweet taste of the victory, and will not allow enemies to play with the country’s security, independence, and sovereignty. The Lebanese nation will overcome the current crisis through unity and synergy, and that is a great lesson for all regional governments and nations.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has always stood by the Lebanese nation and government, and will stand by them forever. The ongoing visit of the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Beirut on the anniversary of the great epic and his talks and meetings with Lebanese officials and personalities is aimed at promoting constructive relations between Iran and Lebanon as two friendly and brotherly countries and is in line with Tehran’s all-out support for the government, nation, army, and resistance of Lebanon.” 

In 2000 and 2006, the Israeli regime launched two wars on Lebanon. About 1,200 Lebanese, most of them civilians, were killed in the 33-Day War of 2006.

On both occasions, however, Hezbollah fighters defeated the Israeli forces and Tel Aviv was forced to retreat without achieving any of its objectives.

The conflict in 2006, also known as the July War, took place in Lebanon, northern parts of Occupied Palestine and the Golan Heights.

It started in July 2006, and continued until a United Nations-brokered ceasefire went into effect in the morning on August 14 that year, though it formally ended on September 8 when Israel lifted its naval blockade of Lebanon.

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