Sayyed Nasrallah, Amir-Abdollahian discuss regional developments
Hezbollah Secretary-General and the Iranian FM discuss the political situation in Lebanon, Palestine, and the region.
Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah received on Friday the Iranian Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and his accompanying delegation, in the presence of the Iranian Ambassador to Beirut, Mojtaba Amani.
In a statement, Hezbollah indicated that during the meeting, Sayyed Nasrallah and Amir-Abdollahian reviewed the latest developments and the political situation in Lebanon, Palestine, and the region, especially the "possible threats arising from the formation of a government of corrupt people and extremists" in the Israeli occupation, as well as the stances of the Resistance movements and the entire Axis of Resistance in the face of regional and international developments and events.
Amir-Abdollahian in Beirut: Ready to provide Lebanon with fuel
Earlier, Amir-Abdollahian confirmed, during a joint press conference with his Lebanese counterpart Abdullah Bou Habib, Tehran's readiness to provide Lebanon with fuel and to build and rehabilitate electric power plants based on agreements with Lebanese the government.
He also affirmed that "the Islamic Republic of Iran will always remain loyal to the Lebanese Republic in good times and bad."
The Iranian Minister pointed out that he discussed with his Lebanese counterpart "means of strengthening relations between the two countries on the political, economic, and touristic levels," adding that an agreement was reached to establish bilateral relations between Iran and Lebanon.
Amir-Abdallahian underlined that the Islamic Republic supports the Lebanese and Palestinian resistance against Israeli aggression, emphasizing that Tehran does not interfere in Lebanon's domestic affairs and welcomes the convergence and dialogue of all political currents.
He also expressed complete confidence that Lebanon's political parties have enough awareness and experience to find a way out of the presidential vacuum.
Elsewhere, Amir-Abdollahian expressed hope that diplomatic ties between Tehran and Riyadh could be restored through dialogue between the two regional sides.
Saudi Arabia cut ties with Iran in January 2016, after protesters attacked its Embassy in Tehran and consulate in the city of Mashhad following Riyadh's execution of Sheikh Nimr Al-Nimr.
The Iranian Foreign Minister told a news conference in Beirut that he hoped "diplomatic missions or embassies in Tehran and Riyadh will reopen within the framework of dialogue that should continue between the two countries."
Regarding his recent meeting with his Saudi counterpart, Amir-Abdollahian said there was agreement on the continuation of the Saudi-Iranian dialogue in a manner that could eventually lead to the normalization of relations between the two countries.
The top Iranian diplomat also expressed his satisfaction with the dialogue between Syria and Turkey, believing that it could "reflect positively on the interests of the two countries."
According to the Syrian newspaper Al-Watan, Amir-Abdollahian is supposed to arrive Saturday in Damascus. The Iranian Minister arrived in Beirut on Thursday evening in an official visit.
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