Zarif felicitates Lebanon on defeating Israel in the 2006 war

August 14, 2018

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday congratulated the Lebanese over their military victory over the invading Israeli army in 2006, known as the 33-day war.

In two separate messages to his Lebanese counterpart Jibran Bassil and Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Zarif offered his congratulations over the great victory of the Islamic resistance movement over Israel in the war.

In the 33-day war, Israel suffered a great military defeat at the hands of Hezbollah. Israel lost 121 military personnel. The five-member Winograd Committee, appointed to examine Israel's performance concluded that the war "was a big and serious failure" for Israel. 

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