Iran fully prepared to give firm response to aggression: Ambassador

Iran’s Ambassador to Beirut Ghazanfar Roknabadi (file photo)

Iran’s Ambassador to Beirut has scoffed at the Israeli regime’s war rhetoric against Iran, saying that the Islamic Republic is fully prepared to give a firm response to any aggression.

“The Zionist regime [Israel] is not in a position to attack our country. Iran is at the highest level of preparedness to give a firm response to any aggression and assault against its territorial integrity,” Ghazanfar Roknabadi said in a meeting with the new Head of Lebanon’s Journalists Union, Elias Aoun, IRNA reported on Friday.

Roknabadi added that Iran’s policy in Lebanon is to support the country’s stability, security, solidarity reconstruction, and peaceful coexistence of all political groups in Lebanon.

He noted that the Islamic Republic of Iran is determined to support Lebanon in line with that policy.
The United States and Israel have repeatedly threatened Iran with a military option in a bid to force the Islamic Republic to halt its nuclear energy program, which Washington and Tel Aviv claim to have a military component.

Iran rejects the allegations of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear energy program, arguing that as a committed signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes