Israel no longer able to threaten Lebanon, Gaza: Iran ambassador

April 6, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN – Iran’s ambassador to Lebanon, Ghazanfar Roknabadi, has commented that the Zionist regime is no longer capable of threatening Lebanon and the Gaza Strip with military attacks as the ongoing developments in the region have undermined the regime’s security.

“The main plan aimed at protecting the security of the Zionist regime has broken up, so from now on this regime is not capable of making threats against Lebanon and Gaza,” he said.
The Iranian ambassador also pointed to the political situation in Lebanon and said that the formation of a new Lebanese government is an internal issue and Iran never meddles in other countries’ internal affairs.
He added that Iran supports all Lebanese political groups and is not worried about the current situation in Lebanon as far as various Lebanese groups remain committed to the principle of national unity and regard the Zionist regime as the common enemy.
Lebanon was plunged into a political crisis after 11 ministers of the opposition March 8 Alliance, whose main parties are Hezbollah, Amal, and the Free Patriotic Movement, quit the Lebanese cabinet on January 12 over tensions arising from a UN probe into the 2005 assassination of former prime minister Rafiq Hariri, toppling the government of the U.S.-backed Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
Later prime minister designate Najib Mikati was tasked to form a government; however, he has not selected his cabinet members yet.