Iran pays tribute to Hezbollah commander killed in Syria

Iran's foreign minister has praised the top commander of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement, following confirmation of his death in Syria.

"Mustafa Badreddine dedicated his whole life to the fight against injustice and terrorism," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says in comments carried by Iranian state news agency ISNA.

In a letter of condolence to Hezbollah leader Hassan Nazrallah, Zarif says the death of the commander will reignite the group's fighting spirit against Israel and the Islamic State extremist militia.

Last update: Fri, 13/05/2016 - 17:22

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