( IRNA ) - Former Lebanese prime minister Salim al-Hoss said here Thursday that Iran was ready to work alongside Saudi Arabia or perhaps Syria to bring parties to hold talks to try and solve the crisis in Lebanon.
Al-Hoss wound up a four-day visit to Iran and returned home Wednesday night. In Tehran he held talks with senior Iranian officials on regional developments, the Lebanese crisis in particular.
Iranian officials have a good level of understanding of the current situation in Lebanon and its impact on the region, in particular with regard to the religious strafes that are being encouraged in the name of establishing a new Middle East, he said, adding that plots aimed at creating widespread chaos in countries in the region are rife.
He said that in his talks with Iranian officials the sides exchanged views on major regional and international issues, particularly developments in Palestine and Iraq as well as Iran's peaceful nuclear program.
The former Lebanese premier said he believed the ongoing crisis in his country can best be settled by seeking solutions from within and resumption of the national dialogue.
Al-Hoss is among the impartial and compassionate figures who have contributed efforts over the years to settle the various crises in Lebanon through peaceful means.
He is regarded as having a significant role to play in bringing Lebanon's two main political groups to reach a compromise.