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Iranian FM to Hezbollah Chief: Nuclear Deal Presents “Historic Opportunity” To Confront Israel

The nuclear deal between Iran and the West provides Iran and its allies with a “historic opportunity” to confront Israel, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah during a meeting in Beirut Tuesday, according to Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV.

The Times of Israel reported:

“Zarif said from Beirut that the nuclear agreement between Tehran and the world powers created a historic opportunity to [sic] for regional cooperation to fight extremism and face threats posed by the Zionist entity,” al-Manar reported.

Zarif also met with Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam Tuesday and is scheduled to meet with other Lebanese officials today. Zarif called for “more cooperation between the Lebanese and Iranian governments and people, so that this new beginning for our region will be good for regional countries.”

Hezbollah, the Iran-backed Lebanese terror organization, has obstructed efforts to choose a new Lebanese president for more than a year. Hezbollah boasted in May that it had massively built up its infrastructure and military capabilities with an eye towards attacking Israel.

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