Zarif, Sayyed Nasrallah meet in Lebanon


Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif conferred with the Secretary General of Lebanese Resistance Movement Hezbollah Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday evening.

According to Lebanese media, Zarif and Nasrallah discussed latest regional and international developments and Iran-Lebanon bilateral relations.

Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and Iranian Ambassador to Beirut Mohammad Fathali were also present in the meeting.

It is expected that Zarif meet with Lebanon Defense Minister Samir Moqbel on Wednesday morning.

‘Tehran supports Lebanese people’s demands and is ready to stand by and cooperate with the people of that country,” Zarif said, speaking to reporters after his meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam in Beirut on Tuesday evening.

Zarif, heading a high-ranking delegation, arrived in Beirut on Tuesday evening on the first leg of his regional tour after conclusion of nuclear talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, China, Russia, France and Britain plus Germany) in Vienna on July 14.

The Iranian foreign minister and the Lebanese prime minister also discussed regional developments.

It is expected that Zarif pay visits to Syria, Pakistan, India and Russia after his visit to Lebanon.