Iranian Foreign Minister Arrives in Beirut


Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived Thursday evening in Beirut for talks with Lebanese officials.

The Iranian foreign ministry said Zarif will begin his meetings on Friday, following the massive blast that destroyed swathes of Beirut.

Zarif is set to discuss the "latest developments following the recent devastating blast, ongoing Iranian aid and other bilateral issues," the foreign ministry said Thursday, without specifying which officials Zarif would meet.

The massive explosion at Beirut's port on August 4 killed 171 people and injured 6,500.

Zarif's visit will be the first by an Iranian official since the blast, and comes after a planned trip by First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri was canceled.

Jahangiri had been expected on Monday but the trip was called off after Lebanese prime minister Hassan Diab announced the resignation of his government, ISNA news agency reported.

Iran wields huge influence in Lebanon through Hizbullah, which was strongly represented in the outgoing government and has an alliance with the party of President Michel Aoun.

Comments 11
Thumb s.o.s 13 August 2020, 21:10

What presents is he bringing? More COVID-19 or ammo for his terrorist organization?

Thumb thepatriot 14 August 2020, 08:47

lol sos

Thumb scorpyonn 13 August 2020, 21:17

I'm glad Israel and UAE are allies- Israel any day over Iran!

Thumb gebran_sons 13 August 2020, 21:52

Just put this arm merchant of death in prison if Lebanon has any dignity left!

Thumb galaxy 13 August 2020, 22:19

Eff off Iranian Foreign Minister

Missing lebonknees4peace 13 August 2020, 22:37

We don’t need your Trojan horse Iran!

Missing levant 14 August 2020, 01:29

Go to hell iranian scum of the earth. Probably wo nt get any sleep tonight now that Israel and UAE have made peace. Your days are numbered you neanderthal war monger. Plague and cancer of Lebanon. I wouldn't even piss on you if you were on fire.

Missing levant 14 August 2020, 02:10

Mr zarif send me your address and I'll post you a bottle of Moet and a beautiful Italian silk tie to celebrate.

Thumb thepatriot 14 August 2020, 08:49

lol levant

Thumb LongLiveLebanon 14 August 2020, 11:23

This visit is uncalled for & provocative.

Thumb scorpyonn 14 August 2020, 12:10

Iran won't stop meddling in our affairs