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Iran reaffirms support for Lebanon's national unity

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Nov 5, IRNA
Iran will support efforts to bring about national solidarity and a government representing people from all walks of life in Lebanon, said Majlis speaker here on Sunday.

Speaking in a telephone conversation with his Lebanese counterpart, Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel expressed hope that discussions among all Lebanese parties will lead to national solidarity and a unified government.

"Iran always underlines the importance of unity among Lebanese people," he added.

For his part, Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri described the present condition in the country as critical, and pointed to the need for consensus among Lebanese parties.

He noted that discussions to form a government of national unity will begin from Monday.

Berri added that in the talks the parties will strive to respect the rights of all groups and avert all forms of discrimination.

He hoped that the discussion approved by Lebanese parties, regional states and the United Nations will be fruitful.

The Lebanese official appreciated the position adopted by Iran as well as its support, particularly the clear-cut stance of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.


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