Resistance is the only thing Israel understands, Iranian Foreign
Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Monday during a visit to Greece.
has shown that Israel understands no language other than resistance,”
Mottaki told a press conference on the sidelines of his two-day visit to
Athens for talks with Greek leaders.
Iran and Israel have
regularly traded threats and insults over the decades and Tehran has
lately accused Jerusalem of collusion in the recent assassination of one
of its senior nuclear scientists.
“When Israel understands and feels that resistance in the area is strong, it will refrain from provocative acts,” Mottaki said.
singled out the case of Lebanon where Israel faced stiff resistance
from Shiite militia Hezbollah in a month-long attack four years ago.
“Until its last attack on Lebanon, [Israel] believed it could enforce its will and attack wherever it wished,” Mottaki said.
I visited Lebanon in 2006, the prime minister told me this was the
seventh invasion by Israel. I responded that resistance on the Lebanese
side showed it would be the last.”
More than 1,200 people in Lebanon, mainly civilians, died in 2006 in addition to 160 Israelis, mainly soldiers.
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