(AP) - A senior cleric has called on Muslim states to provide weapons to Hezbollah to fight Israel, an Iranian news agency reported Tuesday.
Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, the hard-line head of the powerful Guardian Council, was quoted by the semiofficial Iranian Students News Agency as saying that Islamic states should arm Hezbollah in fighting Israel in Lebanon, reports Trend.
"Now, it is expected that Muslim states not spare any assistance to Hezbollah and the Lebanese people, especially providing weapons, medicine and food," Jannati told ISNA.
Israel and the United States accuse Iran of arming Hezbollah but Tehran has repeatedly said it only provides moral support.
The Guardian Council is a constitutional watchdog arbitrating between parliament and the government. Jannati is not considered a government official.