Report: Hezbollah aiding Iran in stifling anti-government protests

According to Asharq al-Awsat, some 1,500 Hezbollah men are participating in clashes, fighting opposition protesters on streets of Tehran.

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Moving Towards Ezekiel 38-39

“Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:”
—Ezekiel 38:5

Editors note about Persia and HezblooahFYI: Many Bible teachers believe Persia is the area of present day Iran.
It certainly appears that, Hezblooah, is a surrogate army for Iran and is supplied through Syria.

Hundreds of Hezbollah fighters have been taking part in the clashes between Iranian security forces and opposition protesters, Israel Radio quoted the London-based pan Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat as reporting on Monday.

According to the report, leaders of Iran’s opposition said that some 1,500 Hezbollah men came from Lebanon to Iran in the past several days in order to help the Iranian regime scatter the anti-government protests that recently broke out in the country.

The Iranian authorities reportedly have been stationing Hezbollah forces, dressed in civilian clothing, throughout Tehran’s streets.

On Sunday, opposition websites reported that thousands of Iranian security personnel were deployed on the streets of Tehran and other cities to prevent opposition protesters rallying in spite of a ban.

The official IRNA news agency said Iran’s police chief had confirmed that security forces were out in numbers in Tehran but denied that there had been any significant incidents.

At least one demonstrator was killed in the clashes, according to the website and witnesses.

The daughter of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was briefly detained for “chanting provocative slogans” while taking part in a rally, IRNA reported.

The semi-official Fars news agency later said she had been released after saying that she was “out shopping for clothes”.

The former president, who remains a powerful figure as head of Iran’s Expediency Council, supported Mousavi in the disputed 2009 presidential election, won by Ahmadinejad.

The authorities, seeking to avoid a revival of the mass anti-government rallies that erupted after the 2009 vote, had warned on Saturday that any illegal gatherings by the opposition would be confronted.

Two people were killed and dozens arrested last week when thousands of opposition supporters in Tehran and other cities took to the streets in sympathy with uprisings that toppled the leaders of Egypt and Tunisia.

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