Iran to Make Utmost Efforts in Support of Hezbollah

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan underlined the country’s continued all-out support for the resistance groups, including the Lebanese Hezbollah movement, and said Tehran will spare no effort to arm the West Bank.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran’s position on the Zionist regime is unchangeable, and given the fact that the resistance stream is standing against the Zionists and the terrorist and Takfiri groups, we will make our utmost efforts to support and strengthen Hezbollah and the resistance of the Lebanese people,” Dehqan told reporters in Tehran on Tuesday.

Warning of Iran’s crushing response to the recent Israeli air attack that claimed the lives of several Hezbollah members and an Iranian military adviser in Syria, he said it will certainly be responded in due time and place.

Asked about Iran’s promise to arm the West Bank in response to the Zionist regime’s attacks, Dehqan stressed, “Our position has not changed in this regard. The constant and general policy of the Islamic Republic is arming the West Bank and strengthening the resistance stream and Hezbollah forces to confront the Zionists’ usurping and occupying regime.”

An Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) war veteran commander, Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi, was killed by the Israeli helicopter gunships while providing military counseling services to the Syrian forces in their fight against the Takfiri terrorists. The General was killed along with a number of Hezbollah members in Quneitra in Syria’s Golan Heights earlier this month.

In addition to Brigadier General Allahdadi, the Israeli helicopter strike killed the son of slain Hezbollah top commander Imad Mughniyeh and 4 others.

In relevant remarks last Tuesday, Commander of the IRGC Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari warned Tel Aviv of the devastating response of the regional resistance movements to Israel’s recent air raid on the Syrian Golan Heights.

“The IRGC will remain steadfast on the path to the collapse of the Zionist regime of Israel through its continued support for the Lebanese and Palestinian combatants, but this time it supports will be on a scale larger than its supports during the 33-day and 51-day wars against the Israeli army,” General Jafari said in a message released on the occasion of the martyrdom of Allahdadi.

The Iranian top commander said resistance groups in the region would soon give a crushing response to Israel’s Sunday raid.

“The Zionists must wait for the devastating thunderbolts of the anti-Israel resistance groups in the region,” the Iranian commander warned.

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