Lebanese Politician Lauds Iran's Support for Formation of Gov't
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Progressive Socialist Party Leader Walid Jumblatt praised Iran’s supporting role in the formation of new Lebanese cabinet.
“We know that Iran supports the establishment of an all-inclusive national unity government in Lebanon," Jumblatt said in his Monday evening meeting with Iran's Ambassador to Beirut Ghazanfar Roknabadi.
He expressed the hope that the problems would be resolved within the coming days and parties could agree on the establishment of a national unity government.
The Lebanese politician said solidarity is needed, particularly after the recent terrorist attacks on different regions in the Arab country.
Lebanon’s Cabinet formation process has been at a stalemate for over eight months in light of differences between rival political groups.
On January 14 the Iranian foreign minister expressed the country’s preparedness to offer any assistance to Lebanon for the formation of a new government in the Arab country.
In a meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam in Beirut, Zarif expressed satisfaction with the recent developments is Lebanon that are aimed at formation of a new government.
The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to give Lebanon any assistance with the formation of a new government, Zarif reiterated.
The Iranian top diplomat also held meetings with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri.