“Two dangers, namely the Zionist regime of Israel and terrorism, are threatening Lebanon and the region,” Hariri said in a Tuesday meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari in Beirut.
The Lebanese premier further noted cooperation and partnership among Lebanon’s different political groups is the main driving force behind the Lebanese government’s recent accomplishments.
“We are determined to continue this approach,” he went on to say.
He also conveyed his greetings to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as well as First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and expressed the hope that the two countries would further boost mutual ties.
Jaberi Ansari, for his part, echoed Hariri’s remarks concerning the two dangers (Israel and terrorism), and noted, “These two threats can serve as common ground for promotion of Iran-Lebanon ties as well as regional cooperation.”
The Iranian official further touched upon the beginning of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s second term in office, and said Tehran stands ready to enhance relations with Beirut on all fronts.
Jaberi Ansari said regional crises could be settled through dialogue, understanding, and political partnership, describing Lebanon as a good example of national consensus and domestic coexistence.