Zarif Congratulates Lebanon on Anniversary of Victory in 33-Day War

Zarif Congratulates Lebanon on Anniversary of Victory in 33-Day War

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is in Lebanon on an official visit, congratulated the Lebanese nation and government on the anniversary of the victory in the 2006 war against the Israeli regime.

In separate messages to his Lebanese counterpart Charbel Wehbe and Hezbollah Secretary General Seyed Hassan Nasrallah, Zarif hailed the 14th anniversary of Lebanon’s victory in the 33-day war against the Zionist regime.

The top Iranian diplomat congratulated the Lebanese government and nation on such a glorious victory for the resistance.

Zarif has travelled to Lebanon for a series of meetings following the recent tragic blast that killed more than 200 people in Beirut.

In 2000 and 2006, the Israeli regime launched two wars on Lebanon. 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.

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