In a meeting with Hezbollah Secretary General Seyed Hassan Nasrallah on the sidelines of the International Union of Resistance conference underway in Beirut, Lebanon, Velayati denounced a recent move by certain Arab states to label Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and said the movement will remain victorious despite all enmities and conspiracies against it.
“We are very sorry that certain regional countries, instead of condemning the Zionist (Israeli) regime, terrorists, and extremist and Takfiri currents, issue statement against the axis of resistance and Hezbollah,” he said.
This is while Hezbollah is a “source of pride” for the Muslim world and Arab world, Velayati added.
The Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) officially added Hezbollah and all affiliated groups to its so-called list of “terrorist” organizations on March 2. The council comprises Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait.
Reacting to the decision, Hezbollah described the PGCC member states as “reckless and hostile”, blaming Saudi Arabia for the decision.
The move by the six-nation Arab bloc followed Riyadh’s decision to halt its USD 4 billion in aid to Lebanese security forces in the wake of recent victories by the Syrian army, backed by Hezbollah fighters, against the Takfiri militants fighting to topple the Damascus government.
Secretary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement Seyed Hassan Nasrallah has said the Saudi regime seeks to instigate “strife” between Shias and Sunnis in the region, urging the Lebanese not to be intimidated by threats posed by Riyadh and Tel Aviv.Tasnim News Agency - politics