TEHRAN (FNA)- Lebanon’s freed prisoner Samir Qantar announced that in case of any threats against Iran, his fighters will not leave the Iranian nation alone and help defend the country.
“In case of any attacks against Iran, we will not remain idol, because any blow to the Islamic republic is in fact a blow the world’s deprived nations,” Qantar told the Tehran-based Arabic language network Al-Alam Tuesday.
“We have learned the lesson of allegiance from the late Imam Khomeini School; drawing on this lesson we say that we will not leave the Iranian nation alone. This is a word pledged by any fighter for the cause of God,” he added.
Qantar, the Lebanon’s longest-held prisoner in Israel by the time of his release, was freed along with five other prisoners as part of a prisoner exchange deal between the Israeli occupying regime and the Hezbollah movement last month.
The agreement saw the occupying regime trade the prisoners and the remains of some 200 resistance fighters for the bodies of two of its soldiers captured prior to the 33-day Lebanon war in 2006, which dealt a devastating blow to the Israeli regime.
The swap deal was celebrated across Lebanon as a victory for Hezbollah resistance movement.
Qantar told the Arabic language network that Iran’s Islamic Revolution led by Imam Khomeini (peace be upon him) “inspired the Lebanese groups with the spirit of resistance and fighting.”
“Under the auspicious guidance of the late Imam Khomeini, Lebanese resistance revived and now it has become an influential power in the region,” Qantar said.
He further said that Iran’s support for the Lebanese people contributed to their victories in 2000 and 2006 against the Israeli occupying regime.
“The Lebanese nation will never forget the Islamic republic’s helps and supports nor will it leave the Iranian nation alone in tough days,” Qantar said.