Iran's FM Congratulates Lebanon on Liberation Day
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif felicitated his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil and the Secretary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement Seyed Hassan Nasrallah on the occasion of the country's Liberation Day.
In separate messages on Monday, Zarif congratulated Bassil and Nasrallah on the anniversary of the liberation of South Lebanon from the Israeli occupation 15 years ago.
He referred to the victory as "historic" and "unforgettable", saying that the event was a result of national unity and solidarity among all religious and political groups in Lebanon.
The victory was a turning point in the history of Muslim nations' struggles, the Iranian top diplomat stressed in the messages.
Hezbollah forced the Israeli military out of the southern parts of Lebanon on May 25, 2000, after more than two decades of occupation.
People in Lebanon consider May 25 as a beginning of dramatic change in the region.
The Lebanese commemorate the day as a national holiday and see it as a transformation that changed the regional equations for good, and put an end to the invincibility myth of the Israeli military.