Iran, Lebanon urge greater cooperation
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and the deputy chief of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement have urged expansion of Tehran-Beirut relations, Press TV reported.
The call for broader bilateral cooperation between Iran and Lebanon came in a meeting between Salehi and Deputy Hezbollah Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem on Wednesday, Iran's Foreign Ministry said in a press release.
The meeting, which was held in the Iranian capital of Tehran, further focused on the latest regional and global developments.
During the meeting, Salehi called for unity among all Lebanese factions and tribes as a prerequisite for reconstruction, stability and peace in the country.
The Iranian minister also praised the Hezbollah Movement and described it as the symbol of anti-Israel resistance during the latest developments in the region.
Sheikh Naim also admired Iran's significant role in the region and on the international stage and thanked the Iranian nation's support for the people of Lebanon.