Hezbollah's secretary general calls the recent accusatory article in the German daily, Der Spiegel a cover-up for Israeli assassinations in Lebanon.It is getting hard to keep up with all the blog-worthy paranoid and pro-terrorist blather at the PressTV site, never mind the Iranian press in general. Also at PressTV, "Tehran proud to support Hamas, Hezbollah":
"I consider the report in the Der Spiegel an Israeli accusation," Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in the Lebanese capital, Beirut on Monday calling the move "a plot" of "far-reaching aims".
"The Israelis are acting preemptively before it is discovered that their spying networks were involved in the assassinations in Lebanon," he added.
The resistance leader made the comments after the magazine referred to an unnamed source as claiming that the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri was "planned and executed by Hezbollah".
Nasrallah's comments also bore reference to Hezbollah and Lebanese intelligence counterespionage forays which have led to the apprehension of around 30 suspected Israeli-commissioned spies. One suspect, Ziad Homsi, has admitted to being tasked to organize the assassination of the secretary general.
While "we are witnessing the uncovering of Israeli espionage networks...," the Israelis thought "let's implement this plot against Hezbollah," Nasrallah continued with regards to the article.
He said the report deliberately coincided with the June 7 Lebanese elections which, he said both the US and Israel feared an overwhelming resistance triumph, the Israeli military maneuvers that begin on May 31 and the growing international expectation from Tel Aviv to submit to a two-state solution and give the right of the Palestinian refugees to return.
"Der Spiegel is ready for this mission" which he said was, on a broader scale aimed at "creating an Arab-Iranian conflict and a Sunni-Shia conflict." [...]
A senior Iranian official says Tehran is proud to stand by regional resistance movements, Hamas and Hezbollah, regardless of what labels the US uses for them.According to another article, "Iran's Center for Strategic Research has warned the president over distorting facts on the state's nuclear program, warning that it can reveal details of his incompetence." That one is quite interesting reading in its entirety, so I won't try to excerpt it here. Mehr has its own article about the Larijani speech mentioned above, entitled "Iran’s defensive power provides regional security: Larijani":
"We are proud to defend Hamas and Hezbollah. We are not trying to hide it. They are fighters in the path of God, and you can call them whatever you like," Parliament Speaker, Ali Larijani said in Tehran on Monday. [...]
[...] "Hezbollah is not a terrorist organization, it defends dignity… Imad Mughniyeh was not a terrorist and defended the Palestinian people," he added.Resistance? You mean Iran's nuclear program isn't for purely civilian purposes? You can learn a lot by paying attention.
Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh was martyred in a car bombing in the Syrian capital Damascus in February 2008. [...]
The Majlis speaker also noted that Iran owes its dignity to soldiers who liberated Khorramshahr. [...]
"If today we build long range missiles and have developed advanced technologies such as nuclear technology… it is the result of such resistance," he added.
Crossposted on Soccer Dad