1035 GMT April 22, 2019
Addressing the parliament on Tuesday, Ali Larijani lauded the Lebanese nation for responding to the US and Israeli hostile moves by voting in the parliamentary elections, Tasnim News Agency reported.
The wise Lebanese nation expressed their comments by voting “no to the US and no to Zionists” in the elections in spite of all the dirty dollars that the US, Zionists and their regional followers spent to harm Lebanon, he added.
The speaker called on the US president to notice the result of the American and Israeli plots against Lebanon in the vote of the Lebanese people, warning the US that lack of commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will have the same outcome.
Donald Trump should realize that political and military pressure against people of the region will be faced with the voice of nations who stand against bullies, Larijani underlined.
Also on Tuesday, Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei hailed the "victory" of Hezbollah in Lebanese elections as a success in the "fight against Israel" and the United States, the state broadcaster reported.
"The Lebanese people and their representatives, Hezbollah and the other resistance groups, scored this victory in the fight against Israel and its allies, including the United States," said.
He referred to Hezbollah's military support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying the election result reflected the group's "decisive help to Syria against the terrorists".
"This victory of the Lebanese people and of the resistance... is a sign of approval for the Lebanese government's policy of preserving Lebanon's independence... against Israel," he added.
On Sunday, Lebanese people voted for their favorite candidates competing for 128 parliamentary seats.
Hezbollah and its political allies won more than half of the seats in the polls.