Aug 5, 2017, 2:10 PM
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Lebanon appreciates Iran's support for Palestinian resistance

Tehran, Aug 5, IRNA - Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri on Saturday praised Iran's stance in support of Palestinians' resistance.

'I am in Iran to attend President Rouhani's inauguration ceremony and to congratulate on Iranian' inventions, scientific achievements and Iranians' resistance against sanctions and their support of regional countries,' said Berri.

Rouhani is due to take the oath of office in front of the parliament on Saturday afternoon in a ceremony to be attended by top-ranking Iranian officials as well as senior officials from 92 countries.

Eight presidents, 19 parliament speakers, nine vice presidents and prime ministers, seven parliament vice-speakers, 11 foreign ministers and 35 special envoys from different countries will reportedly attend the ceremony.

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei endorsed Rouhani's presidential decree in a ceremony on Thursday.

Rouhani was reelected as president for a second consecutive term in national elections on May 19, securing nearly 57% of the total votes cast.