Iran News Round Up

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A selection of the latest news stories and editorials published in Iranian news outlets, compiled by the AEI Critical Threats Project's Iran research team. To receive this daily newsletter, please subscribe online. 

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  • President Rouhani invited Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al Ahmad al Jabar al Sabah for an official visit to Tehran. The two are scheduled to hold a meeting on June 1 to discuss opportunities to enhance economic cooperation.




  •  Lebanese Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem claimed that “The entrance of Lebanese Hezbollah in the Syrian conflict was to defend the Resistance. It was not about supporting a system or a specific individual whatsoever.” He continued:
    • “Entering this war was necessary and essential. We were and are not ever regretful of such an entrance. This is a political decision.”
    • “The cost of our presence in Syria was far less than what we had predicted. We in return gained very prominent results.”
    •  “The Syrian system has surpassed dangers. The only thing that the opposition can do is to lengthen the time of the crisis.”
    • “When the Zionist regime attacked Lebanon and occupied parts of this country, Imam Khomeini sent a group of IRGC to train Lebanese in the Zabadani region. This was how a party called ‘Lebanese Hezbollah’ took shape. It is active based on the ideals of the Late Imam. In reality ‘Lebanese Hezbollah’ is a subsidiary of the same ‘Iranian Hezbollah.’” 


  • Head of the Faction of Resistance in the Lebanese Parliament Mohammad Ra’ad announced “The new [Lebanese] President must not abandon these three principles [of nation, army and Resistance] under pressure and must remain committed to it.” He added “The main reason behind the delay in electing the new president is that some seek the election of an individual who is seeking civil war in Lebanon and making small the successes of Hezbollah.” 







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