Friday, February 10, 2006

Hezbollah supports the Islamic regimes nuclear activities

Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi.
IRNA, one of the many regime-run news agencies reported that on Thursday, Feb. 10th, Hasan Nasrollah, the Lebanese Hezbollah front man appearing at an Ashura* mourning ceremony in Beirut spoke out in support of Tehran’s nuclear activities, saying: "We stand behind the Islamic Republic of Iran in their nuclear pursuits and we believe that it is entirely their right to have nuclear capability. [Western] dictators want to deprive them from obtaining such technology because this is an Islamic regime, a sworn enemy of Israel and an sovereign nation." Nasrollah claimed that in today’s world western dictators do not accept Islamic regimes and that all Moslems in general are being deprived by the west in obtaining any economic, scientific or technological capability. He added: "Its the entirety of the West, Europe as well as the U.S. and the rest them who stand in the way of Moslems. I demand that all Moslems show their support for the Islamic regime in this matter."

Reiterating his allegiance with the Mahdi (the hidden Imam), Nasrollah said: "We declare our devotion to the Mahdi and at this time with Ayatollah Khamnei and we pledge ourselves to the martyrs." READ MORE

* Ashura is on the 10th day of the month of Mohharram in the Islamic calendar. It is a mourning day for the martyrdom of Hussein ibn-Ali, the grandson of Mohammad during the battle of Karbala in the year 61 AH (AD 680). Moslems also commemorate Ashura as the traditional date on which Noah's ark came to rest, the Prophet Abraham was also born and the Ka'aba was built in Mecca. The day also corresponds to the Jewish Yom Kippur, which was held by the Jews of Median. It was adopted by Moslems as a recommended fast in respect to the tribulations of Moses. Ashura means tenth in Arabic; literally translated, it means "the tenth day".