Iranian Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Ali Bagheri on Wednesday pointed to an "embargo exercised by the enemies of the region against Iran and Lebanon," saying, however, that he trusted Lebanon and its resistance in fighting these acts.
Bagheri, who is also Iran's chief negotiator in international talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, arrived in Beirut this week to participate in the opening ceremony for the Iranian embassy new building in Beirut. Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and Iran's ambassador to Beirut Mojtaba Amani attended the event.
Bagheri said that during his visit he met with a number of officials and they discussed issues of common concern and the good and constructive relations between the two brotherly countries, in addition to local and regional developments.
During his meeting with Berri, Bagheri said he affirmed that Iran will always stand by Lebanon to support its security, stability and progress. He also stressed Iran's support for the Lebanese resistance against the country's enemies.
Bagheri assured that "Lebanon and the resistance will remain in a position of strength and able to fight against these attempts," noting that Iran will keep on supporting the Lebanese people in various fields.