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Lebanon | Zarif: We Emphasize Our Support for the Lebanese Government

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is on an official visit to Lebanon, said the Islamic Republic backs the new government in the Arab country.

Speaking to reporters upon his arrival in Beirut on Sunday, Zarif congratulated Lebanon on the formation of the new government and said "we emphasize our support for the Lebanese government."

He further described the Arab country as a symbol of "resistance and coexistence" adding that during the visit, he would hold talks with Lebanese officials on numerous issues.

The Iranian top diplomat’s visit comes as Lebanon formed a new national unity government last week, ending nearly nine months of political wrangling.