Nasrallah-Shahristani Meeting Highlights Latest Developments
Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah met with Jawad al-Shahristani the official representative of Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the state-run National News Agency reported on Saturday.
Discussions have focused on the “situation in Lebanon and the region including the latest developments at the religious and political levels,” NNA said.
Reports have said that Nasrallah was tasked by Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei with carrying out a reconciliation in Beirut between Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, al-Shahristani, and an envoy from former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who were on a visit to Lebanon.
On Friday, reports said that Nasrallah has met with al-Sadr in Beirut in an effort to resolve the inter-Shiite conflict in the Arab country.
But the reports were slammed as untrue on Saturday when Voice of Lebanon radio (100.5) quoted sources close to al-Sadr who denied the above.