Iran’s Zarif Congratulates Lebanon on Historic Victory against Israel
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif offered congratulations to the Lebanese people and government as well as the Hezbollah Resistance Movement on the anniversary of the Arab country’s victory in the 2006 war against the Israeli regime.
In a Tuesday message to his Lebanese counterpart, Gebran Bassil, Zarif hailed the 12th anniversary of Lebanon’s victory in the 33-day war against Israel in 2006.
The Iranian top diplomat also congratulated the Secretary General of the Hezbollah Resistance Movement Seyed Hassan Nasrallah on the historic triumph.
The Tel Aviv regime launched two wars on Lebanon in 2000 and 2006. About 1,200 Lebanese, most of them civilians, were killed in the 33-Day War of 2006.
On both occasions, however, Hezbollah fighters defeated the Israeli forces and Tel Aviv was forced to retreat without achieving any of its objectives.
The conflict in 2006, also known as the July War, took place in Lebanon, northern parts of Occupied Palestine and the Golan Heights.
It started in July 2006, and continued until a United Nations-brokered ceasefire went into effect in the morning on August 14 that year, though it formally ended on September 8 when Israel lifted its naval blockade of Lebanon.