11 February 2019 - 12:19
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Hezbollah: Iran standing by Lebanon

Tehran, Feb 11, IRNA – Despite the fact that Iran is under sanction, it is standing firmly and is ready to support Lebanon in all fields, Hezbollah official said.

Addressing a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif, Mahmoud Qamati, Head of Hezbollah Political Council said he will convey Zarif's remarks to Lebanese officials on Iran standing by Lebanon against dangers.

Lebanon is independent in its decisions, he said, adding the Lebanon agrees with any country which tends to give aids to Lebanese people.

Qamati appreciated Iran for its unconditional aid to Lebanon, saying Iran has long history in helping Lebanon.

Earlier, Zarif in a meeting with the Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine Ziad al-Nakhalah discussed the latest developments in the region and Palestine.

During the meeting, the Iranian foreign minister expressed Iran's support for the Palestinian resistance groups against Zionist regime's occupation and aggression.

On his two-day visit, Zarif is slated to meet Lebanese President Michel Oun, Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament Nabih Bari, and Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil.

Zarif's latest visit to Lebanon dates back to two years ago when he held talks with Lebanon’s newly-elected President Aoun in Beirut, becoming the first foreign minister to meet with the Lebanese head of state.

He had also met with Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, during his previous visit to Beirut.

Many observers see the visit in line with Iran's support and content with formation of national unity government in Lebanon.

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