Ahmadinejad heads to Lebanon's border with Israel

By ASSOCIATED PRESS AND JPOST.COM STAFF

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was on his way to Lebanon’s border with Israel on Thursday morning, as part of his two-day visit to the country.

Ahmadinejad is expected to visit battlegrounds of the Second Lebanon War in southern Lebanon, including Bint Jbail and Maroun a-Ras. The visit to Lebanon’s Shi’ite heartland was expected to emphasize Iran’s support for Hizbullah‘s fight with Israel.

On Wednesday evening, Hizbullah held a General Assembly meeting and mass rally in Beirut in honor of Ahamdinejad. Speaking to the assembled supporters at the event via an interpreter, Ahmadinejad praised Lebanon for being an “example” and called it a “university for Jihad.” Lebanon and Iran, he said, are “two nations that love each other and have much in common,” primarily the fight against Israel.

He went on to speak about the “Zionist regime,” attacking Israel for “the massacre of innocent people” and “violations of international law.”

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