Aug 23, 2017, 3:58 PM
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Lebanese politician praises Iran's positive role in region

Beirut, Aug 23, IRNA - Lebanese politician and the head of the mostly Druze Lebanese Democratic Party Talal Arsalan appreciated Iran's positive role in the region.

He made the remarks Wednesday in a meeting with Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and Africa Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari.

If it were not for Iran's military and diplomatic power, the region would be in hard situation, he said.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has foiled many threats in the region, especially in Syria, and it has changed regional equations in favor of countries of the region, he said.

We support Iran's policy in establishing relations with different groups in Lebanon and we believe that the Middle East needs Iran's dynamic role in fighting terrorist groups, he noted.

Arsalan went on to say that both countries have the same stance with regard to terrorism, since terrorist groups are not restricted to Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, but it is worldwide.

Ansari, for his part, pointed to the recent victories against terrorist and takfiri groups which has prepared the grounds for focusing more on the Palestine issue.

He also underscored the need to preserve unity in Lebanon and the region as well.