Tehran welcomes formation of new cabinet in Lebanon
Tehran on Friday
welcomed formation of a new cabinet in Lebanon, the Iranian foreign ministry
said in a press statement.
"Iran welcomes formation of the national unity government in Lebanon and hopes that it will lead to unity among Lebanese and stability within Lebanon," the statement quoted Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki as saying.
Lebanon formed a national unity government Friday in which Hezbollah and its allies have a veto power on decision-making, as agreed under a deal brokered in Qatar that ended a serious political conflict in the country.
The new government is the first under newly-elected President Michel Suleiman, and its prime goal is "to regain LebanOn's confidence in its political institutions and pave the way for the 2009 parliamentary elections" Prime Minister Fouad Seniora said, according to dpa.