Iran's Rowhani Praises Hizbullah's 'Jihad' against Israel

Incoming Iranian President Hasan Rowhani praised on Wednesday Hizbullah cadres' “jihad” against Israel.

"Rowhani sent a cable to Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah in which he praised the efforts of the party's cadres in their resistance against Israel,” the Iranian Mehr News Agency reported.

Rowhani expressed that Hizbullah and its chief “are the hope of the Lebanese and Palestinian people for victory against Israel,” the same source added.

His letter to Nasrallah comes after the Hizbullah chief congratulated in a cable the new Iranian head of state on winning the presidential elections.

European Union foreign ministers on Monday decided to put the military wing of the Hizbullah on its list of terrorist organizations despite Lebanon warning against such a move.

However, EU representatives assured that they plan on continuing dialogue with different factions in Lebanon, including the blacklisted party.

The Head of the EU delegation, Angelina Eichhorst, said on Tuesday that the decision to blacklist Hizbullah's military wing would not affect the cooperation with the new Lebanese government even if the party had representatives in it.

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