Top Iranian Official in Beirut Next Week to Discuss Latest Developments

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A top Iranian official is expected to arrive in Beirut next week for talks with senior Lebanese leaders, As Safir newspaper reported on Friday.

Deputy Iranian Foreign Minister for the Arab and African Affairs Hussein Amir-Abdollahian will hold talks with senior Lebanese officials and brief them on the latest talks between his country and Saudi Arabia.

Iran and Saudi Arabia are on opposite sides of the Syrian conflict, with Tehran backing President Bashar Assad and Riyadh supporting the rebels trying to topple him.

However, a meeting was held last month between Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal with Amir-Abdollahian. The visit was considered to be the first by a high-level official from Shiite Iran to Sunni Saudi Arabia since Hassan Rouhani became the Islamic republic's president in August last year.

Amir-Abdollahian will reportedly call on Lebanese officials to safeguard the local situation and call for dialogue among them to reach common grounds concerning the constitutional deadlines.

He will also offer aid to Lebanon to combat terrorism.

Amir-Abdollahian has held talks with several senior officials during his last visit in July, including his country's long-time ally Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.



Comments 12
Thumb Elemental 05 September 2014, 08:29

Hezbollah's emissary is coming. So of course what he says goes, not what Lebanon says.

Thumb galaxy 05 September 2014, 09:37

wish somebody would tell this iranian not to interfere in lebanese politics

Default-user-icon ThatsWhatSheSaid (Guest) 05 September 2014, 10:04

Wow've figured it all out...and with such eloquence! Why do you waste all your talents on this board when you could be enlightening the masses with your solidly-grounded insight. I'm so impressed by your inner drive in needing to address each and every post on Naharnet that even remotely hints that Lebanon is being influenced by Iran. How dare these people draw such far-fetched conclusions?! I, for one, am comforted to know that the future of Lebanon is secure as long as novel thinkers like yourself are patrolling the message boards. Bravo!

Thumb Elemental 05 September 2014, 10:12

Hezbollah will just set up their car bombs and arm themselves if anyone speaks up, you know it, and any other sane person knows it.

Default-user-icon CFTC (Guest) 05 September 2014, 10:52

of course ...elemental, btw you look very, very sane (-:

Thumb Maxx 05 September 2014, 10:51

So the prospector-general is coming to survey the conquered territories...

Thumb EagleDawn 05 September 2014, 11:07عندما-قاسم-سليماني-يرقص-في-العراق.html

Default-user-icon shah (Guest) 05 September 2014, 11:19

hello my name is shah and i am a christian from iran.

Thumb EagleDawn 05 September 2014, 11:45عندما-قاسم-سليماني-يرقص-في-العراق.html

unfortunately, flame and co. had it deleted. They don't want to see Qassem Suleimani, the head of the iranian revolutionary guard dancing and celebrating in Iraq. They maintain Iran is not involved in Iraq. LOL

Thumb ex-fpm 05 September 2014, 13:39

thanks for the link! It is out in the open now beyond any doubt.

Default-user-icon ouzai illegal resident (Guest) 05 September 2014, 12:22

4 hours ago The Ouzai highway was reopened after residents blocked it to protest the power outage in the area.

Default-user-icon PEACE (Guest) 05 September 2014, 17:21

Please don't come, we have enough pain in the neck, we're better off without pain in the ......