Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Khamenei Calls on Muslims to Fight Israel, US

Lin Li, Xinhua:
Iranian Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Muslims on Wednesday to resist Israel and the United States, vowing Iran would support Lebanon in the confrontation of the Israeli attacks. "Muslims in the world must understand the only method to fight back the savage wolf of Zionism and Great Satan's aggression is resistance," Khamenei said in a speech broadcast by the state television. READ MORE

"Iran will stand with all oppressed peoples, particularly the Lebanese people and the Palestinian people," he added.

Khamenei made the statements as Israel kept up a massive offensive against Lebanon's Shiite group Hezbollah, which was launched on July 12 following the capture of two Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah guerillas.

On another front, Israel continued an over-one-month-old large-scale air and ground operation in the Palestinian territory of Gaza in a bid to bring home a kidnapped soldier and halt Palestinian rocket fire.