Hariri Meets Iranian Ambassador, In Letter to Rouhani Requests Zakka's Releaseإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri held talks at the Center House with Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Mohammed Jalal Firouznia where talks focused on the latest developments in Lebanon and the region, and ways to promote ties between the two countries, Hariri’s media office said in a statement on Tuesday.
During the meeting, Hariri handed Firouznia a letter addressed to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani requesting the release of Lebanese citizen Nizar Zakka, it added.
Firouznia’s meeting with Hariri is the first since he assumed position in Beirut.
Zakka, a Lebanese citizen and U.S. green card holder who has been detained in Iran since 2015.
Zakka has been detained in Iran over spying allegations. He was sentenced in 2016 to 10 years in prison and a $4.2 million fine.