TEHRAN (defapress)- Lebanon Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, in a meeting with Head of Iran-Palestine Parliamentary Friendship Group Amir Khojasteh, hailed Tehran as an influential member of the region playing a constructive role.
News ID: 76936
Publish Date: 20April 2019 - 15:06
During the Friday meeting, Berri said that the US has been sanctioning Iran over the past 40 years, but the country has overcome the problems through reliance on public support, guidelines by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei and national unity.
He also reiterated that the key to Lebanon’s success was first reliance on God and then backings of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Khojasteh, for his part, expressed pleasure over political developments in Lebanon, saying that the establishment of government and parliament in the country is a major achievement for it.
He also hailed roles of Berri and Lebanese Hezollah Resistance Movement Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah in the recent developments in Lebanon.
He further noted that current situation in Lebanon is not tolerable for the US and the Zionist regime and consequent victories of Resistance and Hezbollah in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon have shaken the Zionist regime and it has now resorted to Washington.
Khojasteh, Hamedan MP, further said that the US has reached a deadlock in the region and relocating US embassy to Quds and recognizing it as official capital of the Zionist regime and designation of IRGC as terrorist group are signs of Washington’s desperation.
Iran’s parliamentary delegation arrived in Beirut on Thursday morning and left for Damascus on Friday.
Early in March, Iranian Ambassador to Beirut Mohammad Jalal Firouznia, in a meeting with UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis, discussed the latest regional developments.
Back in February, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, in a meeting in Beirut, pledged to enhance bilateral relations between the two countries in diverse areas.
Zarif, who was heading a high-ranking delegation to Lebanon, congratulated al-Hariri on February 11 over setting up of the Lebanese government, describing it a major achievement.
The Iranian top diplomat also hoped that the formation of the new Lebanese government, which is based on public vote in recent parliamentary election, would play a crucial role in propelling the country’s affairs forward.
In mid-January, Lebanon’s Druze Party leader Talal Arslan, in a meeting with Firouznia, thanked Tehran for keeping the entire region safe from the devastating danger of terrorism.
Arslan said that in the absence of Iran in Lebanese resistance movement with terrorists and Takfiri groups and the ISIL and the Zionist regime, terrorists would have captured the entire region including Lebanon.