The Islamic Ummah World Assembly has issued a statement marking the 37th anniversary of the kidnapping of four Iranian diplomats in Lebanon.
On July 4, 1982, four Iranian diplomats were kidnapped by a group of Israeli-backed Phalange terrorists at an inspection post in al-Barbareh which is located in northern Lebanon.
In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most, Merciful
The kidnapping of Iranian diplomats on July 4, 1982 by Lebanese Phalange forces and their handover to the regime occupying al-Quds (Jerusalem), regardless of the fact that this was of the most bitter actions of the enemies against the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a strong attestation of the oppression of the Islamic Resistance Front and its efforts in the struggle against occupation.
On this day, a number of traitors and hypocrites with a mask of patriotism and friendship with Lebanon, took hostage the true friends of Lebanon and the Islamic Resistance, namely, Major General Ahmad Motevaselian (a military attaché for the Iranian embassy in Beirut), Sayyed Mohsen Mousavi (chargé d’affaires at the embassy), Taqi Rastegar-Moghadam (an embassy employee) and Kazem Akhavan (a photojournalist for Islamic Republic News Agency) and delivered them to the first-rate enemies of the Lebanese people and the Islamic Resistance Front [Israel].
As the Leader of the Islamic Resistance, Imam Khamenei, said in regard to the case of Hajj Ahmad Motevaselian on the anniversary of the kidnapping of these revolutionary forces, “Do not say, martyr; we do not have any news about his martyrdom,” the World Assembly of the Islamic Ummah also follows the Supreme Leader. They express their wishes for the health and freedom for each one of these four revolutionary men as soon as possible and pray to God, the Subduer, for revenge against the enemies of the Islamic Resistance and the destruction of the Zionist regime and their agents in the region as soon as possible.
“…And the wrongdoers will soon know at what goal they will end up” [The Holy Quran 26:227]
Islamic Ummah World Assembly