Roknabadi Meets Berri, Bassil: Iran Hopes Lebanon Will Elect President as soon as Possibleإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Outgoing Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi noted on Tuesday positive signs that the presidential elections will be held, reported the National News Agency.
He said: “We hope the Lebanese parties will reach an agreement over a presidential candidate and elect him as soon as possible.”
He made his remarks after holding separate meetings with Speaker Nabih Berri and Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil.
“Iran supports Lebanon's stability and that it stage the elections in the best possible way,” added Roknabadi.
“It supports whichever candidate they agree on,” he stressed.
Lawmakers have failed to elect a president after four rounds of elections.
During the first round, neither of the two candidates, Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea and Democratic Gathering MP Henri Helou, received the necessary votes of 86 lawmakers to emerge victorious.
The next three sessions failed to be held due to a lack of quorum caused by a boycott by the majority of the March 8 camp over its ongoing disagreement with the March 14 alliance on a presidential candidate.
The next presidential election session is scheduled for Thursday.