And “Gaza is the beginning of Israel’s serious downfall.”
“Larijani: Int’l Plot Against Iran Defeated,” from the Fars News Agency, January 22 (thanks to James):
TEHRAN (FNA)- The international plot by the US and some western and Arab countries to bring Iran under control was defeated, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said, describing the recent events in Gaza as part of the same plot.
“Since long ago, a comprehensive plot has been under discussion for the arrangement of the regional scene. This plan was gradually brought on the international stage and turned into a paradigm,” Larijani said at a ceremony for honoring Gaza martyrs in the holy city of Qom in central Iran on Wednesday.
“This plot aimed at a type of solidarity among the US and certain western and Arab countries in the region and had been hatched to harness Iran through international participation,” he added.
“The US and Israeli leaders dreamed that they would cut one of Iran’s arms by attacking Gaza and would rebuild Israel’s damaged reputation in the region and the world,” the speaker said.
Mentioning that Israel and the US faced a defeat in attaining their goals in the war on Gaza, the top legislator said, “In Gaza, Israel for the first time succumbed to the resistance of the Palestinian people in its alleged territories and Gaza was actually liberated in this war.”
“Gaza is the beginning of Israel’s serious downfall,” he reiterated.
Larijani described Iran’s Islamic Revolution as a huge tree which yielded the fruit of Hezbollah’s victory in the 33-day war against Israel in summer 2006, which shattered Israel’s unreal reputation.
“Gaza events and Zionist regime’s scandalous defeat was also the fruit of the campaign that Hezbollah planted in Lebanon,” he stated.
He may be right about that.