Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Lebanon is quickly becoming a “satellite” of Tehran .

“In the last few days we have heard slurs and insults directed at Israel,” the Israeli premier told a weekly cabinet meeting.

“Lebanon is rapidly becoming a new satellite of Iran. It’s a tragedy for Lebanon,” he said, in remarks carried by army radio.

On Thursday Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited the southern border town of Bint Jbeil stadium to take part in a mass rally held by Hezbollah and the Amal movement .

Addressing the participants at the rally Ahmadinejad said you have proved that your jihad is stronger than tanks

Ahmadinejad also told the participants : “Today, the occupying Zionists have no choice but to return to their original homelands , adding: I declare here that Bint Jbeil is alive and well and shall remain, and let the world know that the Zionists will cease to exist. AFP

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