Larijani, Syrian FM Discuss Lebanon

A036930118.jpgTEHRAN (FNA) Iran’s former nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani and Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on Friday discussed developments in Lebanon.

Larijani expressed “Iran’s support for Syrian efforts to reach a compromise” in Lebanon that would allow the election of a new president there.

“The key to a solution in Lebanon lies in the hands of Lebanese parties,” added the representative of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei at the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC).

Lebanon has been without a president since the mandate of Emile Lahoud expired on November 23 amid sharp divisions between the ruling majority and the opposition.

On December 28, a parliamentary session called to elect a president was postponed until January 12 – the 11th postponement of a vote since September.

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