Hossein Sheikholeslam: Muslim Nations to Offer More Support to Hezbollah
As the European ministers have agreed to blacklist Hezbollah’s armed wing, Islamic Republic of Iran announced that it will increase its support for the Lebanese militant group of Hezbollah.
Hossein Sheikholeslam, the former Iranian ambassador to Damascus, said on Tuesday that European Union should reconsider its decision against Hezbollah.
“Currently, the main policy of European and American countries is preserving the interests of Israel in the Middle East region. Over the past few years, Israel has lost its former position in the region since it sees Hezbollah as a big obstacle.” Sheikholeslam remarked during a live show broadcast from Iran’s state-own channel.
“Unlike other extremist Islamic groups such as Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah is not operating as a terrorist organization. We all know that the main goal of this group is fighting against the Israeli army and government. Until now, this organization has not pursued any operations against human beings.” Hossein Sheikholeslam added.
Iranian politician says Muslim nations will start offering more support to Hezbollah in next few years. “Hezbollah is an important political group in Lebanon and Muslim world. At the time being, most of Islamic governments have declared their support for Hezbollah. Islamic Republic of Iran will also reinforce its support for Hezbollah in near future.”
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has already reiterated that Islamic Republic will support all groups and organizations fighting against Israel. Iran is currently supporting Hezbollah financially and logistically.
It is worth mentioning that Hezbollah is a Shi’a Islamic militant group and political party based in Lebanon. Its paramilitary wing is regarded as a resistance movement throughout much of the Arab and Muslim worlds, and is considered more powerful than the Lebanese Army.