(IRNA) Iran supports a comprehensive solution to the Lebanese crisis that meets the legal demands of the suffering nation, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said here Monday.
Mottaki, who arrived in Syria Monday morning for a short working visit, made the remarks while speaking to IRNA before winding up his visit, reports Trend.
"Several countries are mediating to help end the crisis in Lebanon," he noted.
"The Islamic world supports the resistance in Lebanon and Palestine and the legitimate rights of the peoples of this region." "Muslim countries are united in their strong condemnation of Zionists atrocities in the region," he added.
Mottaki regretted that efforts of the United Nations Security Council to put an end to Zionist aggressions on the Lebanese and Palestinian nations, even a mere resolution, were always immediately blocked by a US veto.
"Washington is even preventing the international community from expressing support for the Lebanese nation in the ongoing Zionist offensive."
He dismissed as "baseless and unfounded" allegations by certain Lebanese political groups that Iran was encouraging the Muslim resistance in the region in order to divert attention from its nuclear case.
"Such issues are raised so they can find ways of dealing with the difficult situation they are now in. Washing and Tel Aviv are skillful when it comes to launching a psychological war," Mottaki said.
"Psychological wars are a strategy used by enemies to undermine the Lebanese and Palestinian nations' resistance."
Asked about insinuations in the regional press that through his current visit Iran was sending an indirect message to the Zionist regime, Mottaki said that the situation of the Zionist regime was clear.
"Most countries in the region and fighters of resistance will not accept continuation of the Zionist regime's atrocities." He said the issue at stake was the Zionist regime's continuing cruelty and bullying of the Lebanese and Palestinian people and regional states, and its `wall of separation' from the region.
"If a message were to be sent to Zionist regime, it would come from the region, and the message is that the resistance of the Palestinian and Lebanese peoples will go on," Mottaki said.
The Iranian minister, during his day-long visit to Damascus on Monday, met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Vice President Farouq al-Shara and Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem.
Accompanying him in this visit was Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad-Reza Baqeri.