جمعه ۳۱ شهریور ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۱۴:۰۶
Iranian FM Raises Concerns over Lebanon
Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi today expressed Tehran's "growing fear" over developments in Lebanon since the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri on February 14. Kharrazi was speaking in Damascus after talks with his Syrian counterpart, Faruq al-Shara. Syria's official media reports that the two ministers highlighted the importance of maintaining security, stability, and civil peace.
The two Middle East allies have faced mounting international pressure in recent months, Iran over its nuclear program and Syria over its domination of Lebanese affairs.
UN envoy Terje Roed-Larsen is due to meet Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus tomorrow for talks on a timetable for the complete pullout of Syrian forces from Lebanon.
Damascus has pulled back to the Bekaa Valley in eastern Lebanon, and
has already withdrawn part of the 14,000 Syrian troops in the country.