Aug 23, 2017, 6:11 PM
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Lebanon resistance    under umbrella of Iran support defying Israel

Beirut, Aug 23, IRNA – Resistance of Lebanon formed against Israel's aggressions have been under the umbrella of Iran's support, Former President of Lebanon Émile Lahoud said.

Lahoud made the remarks Wednesday in a meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari.

If it were not for Iran's altruism and resistance, Lebanon would not be able to stand against threats, he said.

Ansari, for his part, pointed to Lahoud's stance and measures during his presidency, and appreciated his role as the symbol of supporting resistance.

During his three-day visit, Ansari held talks with Lebanese President Michel Aoun, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, Foreign Minister Gebran Basil, as well as several senior politicians and religious leaders.