Ayatollah Jannati (file photo) (CTK)
August 4, 2006 -- The head of Iran's Guardians Council, an unelected body that oversees elections, today reiterated criticism of the UN Security Council, saying it should be closed down for its failure to obtain a cease-fire in Lebanon.
Addressing worshippers at a Friday Prayer ceremony on the Tehran University campus, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati also renewed calls for Muslims to support Lebanese Hizballah in its fight against Israel.
He said providing political and financial assistance to Hizballah is a "religious duty."
Jannati made a similar plea on August 1, calling on Muslims give Hizballah and the Lebanese weapons, medicine, food, and other forms of help.
In an interview with Britain's Channel 4 television on August 3, Iranian Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Larijani accused the United States of using Israel to stage a war against all Islamic nations in the Middle East.
(IRNA, dpa, channel4.com)