TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Mohammad Ali Hoseini said that the victory of Hezbollah in the 33-day war against the Zionist army ruined the forged awe of the Israeli regime.
Speaking to reporters at his weekly press conference here on Sunday, Hoseini extended his congratulations to the world Muslims on the advent of Eid-ul-Fitr, and praised all Muslim people for their crowded Qods Day rallies worldwide.
He said that the rallies displayed the seriousness and resolve of the Islamic countries to support the Palestinian people and liberate the holy Qods.
Elsewhere, the diplomat noted the successful endorsement of the Mecca Covenant by the different Iraqi religious leaders and representatives which took place at the initiative of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), and expressed the hope that the Iraqi nation from all walks of life would lead a peaceful life and that the plots of the enemies of that country would be defused.
He also referred to the visit to Tehran on Saturday by the Belarusian Foreign Minister and said that there resides a proper groundwork for the development and promotion of the two countries’ bilateral relations.
The spokesman also stressed that both Iranian and Belarusian high-ranking officials are decisive to boost the two states’ ties.
He stated that Tehran and Minsk share joint stances on many regional and international issues, which in turn paves the ground for the two countries’ enhanced cooperation.
Hoseini further informed of an upcoming visit to Tehran by the Belarusian President, and added that Georgia’s Foreign Minister is due to arrive in Iran today.
Asked about the recent statements by Expediency Council Chairman Hashemi Rafsanjani in the course of last week Friday Prayers of Tehran warning the western countries not to embrace danger and refrain from making a hostile decision at the UN Security Council against Iran, he said that the West is free to choose between two options.
“One is their present path, which is referral of our case to the UNSC in order to lay sanctions on us, while the second one is the path of negotiation and understanding,” he continued.
The Foreign Ministry Spokesman stressed that Iran has opted for the second path, but meantime, warned that if the Western states continue with their present moves and policies and embark on sanctioning Iran, then they will have to stand the negative consequences of such an action.