Iran’s foreign minister toured Lebanon’s border with Israel on Friday as part of a visit to the Arab nation, including taking pictures looking into the Jewish state, of which his regime routinely calls for the destruction.
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian visited with a number of Lebanese parliamentarians and members of Hezbollah, the terror group supported by Iran, after meeting with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.
Amir-Abdollahian said Nasrallah assured him that “the Lebanese and Palestinian resistance are in their best condition ever”, Iranian media reported.
Looking into Israel from the town of Maroun al-Ras, the foreign minister said “positive developments in the region will lead to the collapse of the Zionist entity”, adding that “Zionists only understand strength”.
He added that Iran would continue to “support the resistance in the face of the Zionist enemy” and would be involved in Lebanese affairs “even in difficult days”.
The Hezbollah terror group, which receives significant support from Tehran, holds significant sway in Lebanon, giving Iran growing influence in the troubled coastal country.
Lebanon has been without a president for almost six months, with continued deadlock between its political factions.
The country is also experiencing an economic crisis following the huge explosion in Beirut in 2020.