Iran´s vice president tours Israel border (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Dudi Cohen Published: 05.03.12, 21:22)
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Mohammad-Reza Rahimi addresses Hezbollah supporters during visit to
Israel border; Iranian VP highlights "the need to stand firmly and
resist the Zionist regime"
Iranian Vice President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi visited Thursday the
Lebanese village of Maroun al-Ras and spoke to Hezbollah supporters
in the area.
During a visit to a park bordering on Israeli territory, Iran´s vice
president stressed the Islamic Republic´s ongoing support for
Hezbollah. He later met with group leader Hassan Nasrallah in a
southern Beirut suburb.
"After speaking to resistance supporters in southern Lebanon, Rahimi
stressed Iran´s support for the resistance," said Iran´s official
news agency, IRNA. According to the report, Iranian and Hezbollah
flags were raised during the VP´s visit to the "Iranian Park,"
restored by an Iranian body entrusted with rebuilding southern
Lebanon in the wake of the 2006 war with Israel.
According to the Iranian report, Rahimi observed the Lebanon border
and "occupied Palestine." During the ceremony, he read a message
highlighting "the need to stand firmly and resist the Zionist
The senior Iranian official arrived in Lebanon Wednesday for a two-
day visit, where he also met with the Lebanese president. Iranian
media outlets said the visit was meant to discuss the implementation
of agreements between the two states.
Tours by visiting Iranian officials on Israel´s border have become a
matter of routine in recent years. During such visits, senior
officials usually meet Hezbollah leaders and senior Lebanese figures.
An aide to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited the area
last year and said that "no cement or iron fence will save Israel."
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