Iran Urges Consensus among Lebanese

A01104516.jpg TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s presidential advisor and ambassador to Syria stressed the need for all Lebanese political wings and groups to endeavor to reach consensus.“The Lebanese crisis will be settled by the Lebanese people alone. Emergence of winners or losers on the Lebanese scene will further complicate the situation,” Ahmad Mousavi told IRNA Saturday.

Lebanon decided not to send any representative to the 20th Arab Summit, which is slated to be held in the Syrian capital of Damascus on March 29-30, because the issue of holding a presidential election has not been resolved some four months after the former president’s term came to an end.

“At the moment, a three-point plan developed by the Arab League is the latest initiative under study in respect of the country’s ongoing political crisis,” the Iranian diplomat said.

He added that influential Islamic and Arab countries and officials should help the Lebanese groups to reach a consensus on the implementation of the three-point plan.

Asked about the political approach that member states of the Arab League should adopt to the Palestinian issue, the Iranian diplomat said, “They should focus on the brutal atrocities continuously committed by the Zionist regime in Gaza and condemn them, try to find a strategy to put an end to current Gaza blockade and prevent the Zionist regime’s crimes in Gaza and the West Bank.”

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