Israel would face ‘more humiliating’ defeat than 33-day war: defense minister

January 11, 2009

TEHRAN – Iranian Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar on Saturday praised the strong resistance against Israel army by the Gaza people and predicted the Zionist regime will face “more humiliating” defeat than it faced in its 33-day war with Lebanon’s Hezbollah in 2006.

Talking at a Defense Diplomacy Committee meeting, Najjar described the Gaza war as a war between the “paganism and Islam” and said that the Muslim world must rise up to defend the innocent people of Gaza.
Referring to the “war of nerves” against Iran in regard to Gaza, he said Iranians’ moral support for Gazans do not abdicate the Arab countries’ responsibility toward the Gaza tragedy.
He said certain countries’ complicity with the Zionists encouraged this regime to mount a war against Gaza.
He noted the Security Council resolution will not deter Israel to stop genocide in Gaza, saying more serious decisions must be made to end the crimes in Gaza.
The Security Council approved a resolution on Thursday night by a 14-0 vote, with the United States abstaining.
Analysts say the U.S. abstention vote weakened the importance of the resolution because the U.S. support would have placed more pressure on the Tel Aviv regime to halt its insane war in Gaza