Iran, Syria, S Arabia discuss Hariri case
Ambassadors of Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia have discussed latest developments in Lebanon, particularly issues surrounding the probe into the terror of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, Press TV reported.
Lebanese LBC TV station confirmed that the three ambassadors held talks in the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Tuesday, saying discussions were aimed at easing growing tension in Lebanon over the UN-sponsored investigations into Hariri's assassination.
Iran's Ambassador to Beirut Ghazanfar Roknabadi told LBC that Iran attaches special significance to the strengthening of unity among the Lebanese.
"Maintaining unity in Lebanon is very important. Iran's stance on Lebanon has always laid emphasis on this issue," Roknabadi said.
The remarks came after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad paid a two-day official visit to Lebanon in October at the invitation of his Lebanese counterpart Michel Sleiman.
During his visit, the Iranian president met and held talks with senior Lebanese officials and political figures to discuss regional issues as well as bilateral ties.
In a telephone conversation in late October, President Ahmadinejad and Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz also exchanged views on the latest developments in the region.
The Iranian chief executive stressed the importance of maintaining security and stability in Lebanon, insisting that the Lebanese nation and political parties need to remain vigilant in the face of the enemy's divisive schemes.
He also called on regional nations, including Iran and Saudi Arabia, to work together and forge closer ties in efforts to strengthen stability and tranquility in the region, particularly in Lebanon.
Rafiq Hariri was killed alongside more than 20 other people in a massive car bomb blast in Beirut on February 14, 2005.