Tehran(IP): Appreciating generous hospitality of the Lebanese people and government on his visit to Beirut, Iran's foreign minister called support for Lebanon a moral duty for which Iran would never spare any effort.

Iran PressIran News: Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in his latest Arabic tweet released on Sunday appreciated the people and government of Lebanon for their warm reception and generous hospitality, stressing: "Supporting this resilient and brotherly country is a moral duty for which we will never spare any effort."

"You lived an honorable life, and you were freedom seekers. Thank you," he noted.

As a matter of fact, this is not the first time that Amir-Abdollahian as the true representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran voices support for Lebanese nation and government.

Having taken a trip to Lebanon on Thursday October 6, 2021, Hossein Amir- Abdollahian held meetings with the Lebanese high-ranking officials till evening.

Regarding the main points of consultations with Lebanese officials during his visit to Lebanon, he said: "We have better and newer proposals to help break the Lebanese economic siege while we will continue the previous path as long as Lebanese officials would desire, and we will help the Lebanese in other issues."

During his very first meeting with the Lebanese President Michel Aoun, Amir- Abdollahian stressed Iran's support for Lebanon.

During the meeting, the two sides stressed the need to increase the level of interaction and cooperation in the economic, political and cultural fields.

Then the  Iranian foreign minister met with the Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament Nabih Berri in Beirut.

After meeting with Nabih Berri on Thursday, Amir-Abdollahian referred to the Iran-Lebanon consultations, saying: "In the meeting, we stressed the need to expand cooperation between the two countries in various fields."

He stated that Iran would stand firmly with Lebanon in all crises.

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In these separate talks with high-ranking Lebanese officials, Amir-Abdollahian emphasized strong support of the Islamic Republic of Iran for Lebanon and said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready for all-out cooperation and assistance to the Lebanese government.

Iran, Lebanon relations at a glance

The relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Lebanon are of multifaceted importance. These relations have strategic effects on strengthening the resistance against the aggression of the Israeli regime on the regional countries.

In different critical occasions, Iran has always supported the Resistance Front and defended Lebanon's independence, security and stability.

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One of the occasions where Iran came to help Lebanon was the recent fuel crisis in the Arab country caused by the US sanctions on the Lebanese nation. 

Lebanon has been facing fuel shortages and severe economic and livelihood problems for several months, such that most of the fuel distribution centers and stations in Lebanon were closed.

Following the fuel shortage in the country, the supply of power needed by the people and vital sectors, especially hospitals and the water and sewage systems faced serious problems amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The fuel crisis even was followed by protests in different parts of the country. 

Now, the Lebanese know that their real enemy is the US, which is backing the Israel regime's siege of Lebanon and the instigators of sedition in the country.

With regard to the significance of Iran's  fuel support for Lebanon, an expert of international economy, Reza Mohtashamipour says: "Iran's interests are defined in terms of stabilizing the region, while the United States' interests are defined in creating crises in the region and preventing economic stability in the countries."

As a result, arriving in Beirut, the Iranian foreign minister congratulated the formation of the new Lebanese government and stated that Tehran would never hesitate to help Lebanon if requested.

Amir-Abdollahian said: "The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that peace and stability in Lebanon have been achieved democratically, in the light of internal harmony and cohesion, and away from foreign interference." 

The consecutive defeats of the Israeli regime in the region from the '33-Day-war in 2006' and 'Operation al-Quds Sword' in 2021 to the 'Freedom Tunnel' shows that the Lebanese people, along with the Resistance front, have achieved brilliant achievement against terrorism, the occupation and US sanctions.

In this process, the Islamic Republic of Iran will always stand by the Lebanese people and government.


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