Hezbollah resistance fighters have dealt heavy blows to extremist terrorists, preventing their infiltration from neighboring Syria into Lebanon, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said.
The SNSC head said in an interview with Lebanon’s al-Ahed news website that Hezbollah’s victories herald the annihilation of ISIS and foil the plots being pursued by the West, Zionists and their Arab allies in the troubled region.
Referring to the Arsal operation, Shamkhani said the offensive demonstrated Hezbollah’s resolve to purge terrorists from the Lebanese-Syrian border.
Shamkhani also highlighted the resistance movement’s important role in defeating terrorists in Syria, noting, “The growing popularity of Hezbollah in the Islamic world and Arab countries has enraged the Zionist regime and its mercenaries.”
Iran throws its weight behind the resistance movement and all the countries that are battling terrorism on the frontline, he added.
Shamkhani further congratulated the Lebanese government, nation and Hezbollah on the 11th anniversary of the country’s victory against Israel in the 2006 war.
"Hezbollah’s victory during the 33-day war was a source of inspiration for the Palestinian nation and [anti-Israel] resistance groups, especially in Gaza," PressTV cited Shamkhani as saying.
According to him, the win was “a mockery of Israel’s so-called invincible army” and proved that the Islamic Ummah could defeat the world’s strongest militaries whenever it wishes.