'Israel representative of Devil on Earth'
Iranian First Vice-President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi
Iran's first vice-president says Israel will bite the dust in the face of regional nations' resistance and determination, calling the Israeli regime the very embodiment of evil.
"There is no doubt that the Zionist regime will be absolutely defeated in the face of the regional nations' determination and resistance," Mohammad-Reza Rahimi said in a meeting with Lebanese Health Minister Mohamad Jawad Khalifeh.
The Iranian official described Israel as 'the representative of the Devil on Earth,' and added the existence of Israel in the region is like “deadly venom.”
According to Rahimi, times have changed and nations have a better understanding of the situation now.
"Under such circumstances, the Israeli regime will not survive and will move toward annihilation," the top official underlined.
He said Tel Aviv seeks to sow discord among different faiths, adding the sacrilegious burnings of the holy Qur'an was yet another move to drive a wedge between Muslims and Christians.
"Zionism is hostile to all divine faiths and intends to secure its evil objectives by provoking divisions among the followers of different religions, but it will certainly fail thanks to the vigilance of nations," he continued.
The vice-president also reiterated that Iran has always stood by Lebanon, and that Iran feels duty-bound to help ensure Lebanon's security.