Ten years ago, Khamenei said this court would be a sham, and its verdict would be rejected
After 15 years, the UN special court for Lebanon issued its ruling today, although the mullahs’ regime, the IRGC ‘s terrorist Quds Force, and the Lebanese Hezbollah used all their diplomatic, economics and terrorist leverage and everything else in their power to cover up the evidence and disrupt the course of the court’s investigation. For example, they hid the suspects and the perpetrators of the crime and refused to hand over the accused to the court and did not even allow them to be interrogated.
Despite all the restrictions and sabotage, the court’s ruling left no doubt that the Hezbollah, which is a part of the regime’s Revolutionary Guards, had committed this major crime.
Ten years ago, Khamenei explicitly stated the regime’s policy and actions vis-à-vis this court. In a meeting with the Emir of Qatar on November 22, 2010, Khamenei brazenly threatened the court and said, “This court is a setup court, and any ruling it issues would be rejected. We hope that those in Lebanon who are influential and effective, act with wisdom so that the issue would not turn into a problem.”
It is abundantly clear that the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri was ordered by Khamenei himself, planned by Qassem Soleimani, and was part of the mullahs’ broader plan to dominate Lebanon completely. Once again, the court ruling shows that the only solution is to expel the Iranian regime from Lebanon and to cut off the tentacles of the Revolutionary Guards and its Lebanese branch from the country. This is the responsibility of the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, and all parties who want peace, security, and tranquility in Lebanon and the wider Middle East.
The Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
August 19, 2020