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Iranian vice president tours Israel-Lebanon border

Rahimi meets with Hezbollah leader, voices support for fight against ‘Zionist regime’

Reza Rahimi (photo credit: CC-BY Parmida76, Flickr)
Reza Rahimi (photo credit: CC-BY Parmida76, Flickr)

Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi toured Lebanon’s border with Israel Thursday while visiting the Hezbollah stronghold, Ynet reported.

Reza Rahimi (photo credit: CC-BY Parmida76, Flickr)
Reza Rahimi (photo credit: CC-BY Parmida76, Flickr)

At an official ceremony both Hezbollah and Iranian flags were flown, and Rahimi emphasized the need to oppose “the Zionist regime.”

The vice president reiterated the Islamic Republic’s support for Hezbollah and met with its leader, Hasan Nasrallah.

The story cited Iranian reports as saying that Rahimi observed “occupied Palestine” from across the border.

Rahimi also met with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati, saying he had high hopes for future Iranian Lebanese relations.

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