Iran welcomes victory of Lebanese people's resolve in setting new government

Tehran, Feb 1, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman BahramQasemi welcomed setting up of new government in Lebanon, saying that Iran congratulates setting up of new government, which is the outcome of understanding and solidarity among all the Lebanese ethnic groups.

“The success in setting up government indicates resolve of a nation as well as its leaders to determine their future independently and away from any foreign pressure,” he said.

Reiterating Iran’s support for security and stability in Lebanon, he hoped that establishment of government in the country will bring political groups closer to each other and prepare the ground for further development of the country.

Lebanese new government to be headed by Saad Al-Hariri was set up after nine months of political haggling.

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