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Iran hails Hezbollah victory in Lebanon election




(MENAFN) A senior Iranian official on Tuesday hailed the victory of Hezbollah in Lebanese elections as a success in the "fight against Israel" and the United States, the state broadcaster reported.

"The Lebanese people and their representatives, Hezbollah and the other resistance groups, scored this victory in the fight against Israel and its allies, including the United States," said Ali Akbar Velayati, foreign policy adviser to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

He referred to Hizbullah's military support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying the election result reflected the group's "decisive help to Syria against the terrorists."

"This victory of the Lebanese people and of the resistance.... is a sign of approval for the Lebanese government's policy of preserving Lebanon's independence.... against Israel," he added.

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Iran hails Hezbollah victory in Lebanon election

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