Israel sole enemy of Lebanon: Iranian envoy

March 3, 2011 - 0:0

Iran's Ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi has underscored the importance of mutual understanding between Lebanese Parties against Beirut's 'arch foe,' Tel Aviv.

Roknabadi urged all Lebanese groups and political factions on Tuesday to reach an understanding and spare no efforts to confront the Israeli regime.
“All sides should mobilize efforts against Israel so that the regime would not dare to take action against any country in the region, particularly Lebanon,” Mehr news agency quoted Roknabadi as saying.
The Iranian diplomat stressed that the formation of a Lebanese government is a domestic issue and expressed hope for the immediate establishment of a new administration with unanimous consensus “for the benefit of all.”
“Iran calls on all sides to engage in dialogue and show solidarity and mutual understanding,” he said.
He further pointed out that the Islamic Republic regards Israel as the sole enemy of Lebanon.
Former Lebanese Premier Saad Hariri's government collapsed due to a dispute over the U.S.-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), which is investigating the 2005 assassination of his father, former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, who was killed along with 22 other people in a bombing in the Lebanese capital, Beirut.
The Lebanese government fell apart when 11 ministers from Hezbollah and its allies resigned in protest against Hariri's refusal to hold an urgent cabinet meeting to discuss abandoning the US-sponsored STL.
The tribunal has been denounced by many political parties in Lebanon, including the Hezbollah resistance movement, for ignoring evidence of the Israeli involvement in the terror case as well as relying on false witnesses regarding the incident.
(Source: Press TV)