Iranian President Ahmanidejad denied today that Iran provides military assistance to Hezbollah. "Those who say that we provide military support for Hizbullah are lying. That is the way for America to cover up its failures," he said through an interpreter. As reported in this AP story appearing in the Jerusalem Post, Ahmanidejad claimed that Iran only supports Hezbollah politically and morally.
In the Jerusalem Post, the story was accompanied by the photo above left, issued by the Israel Defense Forces, of a weapon seized during fighting with Hezbollah operatives in Lebanon: an Rocket Propelled Grenade launcher marked with the logo of the Iranian military industry. But then again, who are you going to believe, the Holy Servant of the Coming of the 12th Iman, or your lying eyes?
Ahmanidejad also said:
"We are calling on the parties to sit down for talks without any preliminary conditions. The aggressor should compensate for the damage incurred on Lebanon and apologize before the entire world community."
Oddly enough, when he mentioned "the aggressor," he apparently was not referring to Hezbollah.