'Iran doesn't meddle in Lebanon's internal affairs'

Iranian FM Zarif concludes his two-day working trip to Beirut

'Iran doesn't meddle in Lebanon's internal affairs'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed that Tehran is prepared for “all forms of cooperation” with Lebanon to help it achieve growth.

“We do not meddle in internal Lebanese affairs and neither should other countries,” he said during a joint press conference with Lebanese Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil concluding his two-day working visit to Beirut. 

“Iran extends its hands to neighboring countries for cooperation,” added Zarif.

“We demonstrated that the use of force and sanctions cannot resolve regional conflicts,” he remarked, while noting that countries in the region now have the opportunity to adopt such an approach.

“Lebanon is a symbol of dialogue and constructive cooperation among its diverse people,” said Zarif.

For his part, Bassil stressed that Zarif brings with him three victories during his Beirut trip, the first being “the victory of Lebanon's resistance against Israel” during the July 2006 war.

“He also brings with him the victory of dialogue against international isolation,” he noted in reference to the nuclear deal.

“We have long spoken of the importance of dialogue in bolstering openness,” he continued.

“He brings with him the victory against the takfiri threat,” he stated, while stressing that “we stand in a single trench with Iran in confronting this challenge.”

Earlier, Zarif also had held talks with Speaker Nabih Berri and Defense Minister Samir Moqbel.

 

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