“You shouldn’t have.”
Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah (R) presents Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with what Hezbollah says is an Israeli rifle captured by the guerrilla group’s fighters in the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war, during their meeting at the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, October 14, 2010. Nasrallah has said Lebanon should thank Iran for supporting “resistance movements in the region… especially at the time of the July war in Lebanon.” (Reuters)
Iranian Fars News reported on the gift exchange. Hezbollah offers Iran an Israeli rifle. Iran offers Hezbollah rockets and bombs.
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad held a meeting with Secretary-General of Lebanese Hezbollah Seyed Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut before finishing his two-day landmark visit to Lebanon.
Hezbollah announced in a statement that, Nasrallah gave President Ahmadinejad an Israeli rifle captured during the 2006 war with the Zionist regime as a gift to finish his visit to Lebanon.
Hezbollah added that Nasrallah presented the weapon to Ahmadinejad during a meeting at the Iranian embassy in Beirut late Thursday shortly before the Iranian leader wrapped up his trip.
The two sides discussed issues relating to Lebanon and the region.
The Hezbollah leader welcomed President Ahmadinejad to his country in a video address to a public welcoming ceremony in his honor on Wednesday and said, “I welcome you, dear brother, who are behind the struggling fighters and the oppressed.”