Iran’s Revolutionary Guards: Hezbollah Must Be Armed To Fight Against Israel

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Iran's Revolutionary Guards: Hezbollah Must Be Armed To Fight Against Israel

AFP

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards are ready to help rebuild Syria and bring about a lasting “ceasefire” there, according to chief commander Mohammad Ali Jafari, adding that disarming Lebanon’s Hezbollah is out of the question, state TV reported on November 23.

Iranian state television quoted Jafari as saying: “Hezbollah must be armed to fight against the enemy of the Lebanese nation which is Israel. Naturally they should have the best weapons to protect Lebanon’s security. This issue is non-negotiable.”

Saudi Arabia has accused the heavily armed Iran-backed Hezbollah of helping Houthi forces in Yemen and playing a role in a ballistic missile attack on the kingdom earlier this month. Iran and Hezbollah both denied the claims.

Iran denies giving financial and military support to the Houthis in the struggle for Yemen, blaming the deepening crisis on Riyadh. “Iran only provides advisory and spiritual assistances to Yemen … and this help will continue,” Jafari said.

“We directly deal with global arrogance [meaning the US] and Israel not with their emissaries… That is why we do not want to have direct confrontation with Saudi Arabia,” chief commander said.

Jafari repeated Iran’s stance on its disputed ballistic missile work, saying the Islamic Republic’s missile program is for defensive purposes and not up for negotiation. “Iran will not negotiate its defensive program … there will be no talks about it,” he said.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani responded to Saudi Arabia’s accusations of supplying militias in Yemen with missiles by saying that Saudi Arabia’s hostility towards Yemen was playing into the hands of ISIS and warned against putting trust in the US and Israel.

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  • jerry Hamilton

    If Hezbollah were supporting Houthi forces in Yemen, they would be there doing it.

  • Cheryl Brandon

    Best idea;Hezbollah needs to have the most up to date military hardware, in order to listen in on Israhell, they pose the most treat to the stability of the world! Arm Hezbollah to the teeth and also Syria and also Iraq

    • FlorianGeyer

      I agree. Hezzbolah need up to date air defence weapons, access to satellite intelligence, secure and hardened comms equipment, advanced anti armour weapons, thermobaric missile systems, medium range missiles able to hit all of Israel etc and so much more.

      If Israel does attack, the cost of invasion must be so high that any initial assault is smashed and that Hezzbollah has the resources for a prolonged conflict. Israelis are used to quick victories and a consant stream of body bags for many months would cause great unrest in Israel.

      • jerry Hamilton

        No. That can not happen. America is the gorilla in the living room.
        While there are corrupt politicians, America will go with the money.
        Usually jewish.

    • Helen Sheldon Weiser

      Empty heads empty words

      • Cheryl Brandon

        Hezbollah has already kicked IDF I 2006h I hope they will repeat that. Victory soon. That is not empty talk ing: Israhell needs to be sorted out fo the many war crimes committed against the Palestinians.

  • Serious

    Iran must make a deal with the lebanese army and Hezbollah. Also, Iran must strengthen the syrian army as Russia doesn’t want to give up to date weapons.

  • Joe

    The solution is like Nato , attack one you attack all. So form an alliance of Syria, Iran, Lebanon … And guaranteed Israel will never attack.

    The trouble currently is when Israel attacks one , the rest pretend to be not involved like good School boys. Yemen is one good example

  • alejoeisabel

    Lebanon has only one enemy, and that enemy invaded and destroyed Lebanon twice destroying infrastructure and killing innocent women and children, and Israel is that enemy. Therefore, Hezbollah must have the most advanced defensive weapons and deterrence capabilities. The days of Israeli killing and destroying with impunity are gone.

  • Aquartertoseven

    Who the hell do they think they are! Israel is like 1000+ miles away from them. These same people complain about western intervention, unbelievable. Israel’s defensive, these are the aggressors.

    • Lupus

      shaddap fool

    • Tudor Miron

      What planet you are from?