Iran’s Jaberi Ansari holds talks with Lebanon's FM in Beirut

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TEHRAN, Jul. 17 (MNA) – Hossein Jabrei Ansari, a senior assistant to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, has held talks with Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil in Beirut.

During the Monday talks, Jaberi Ansari said the Islamic Republic of Iran believes the success of its joint efforts with signatories to the JCPOA in order to preserve this multilateral international agreement and see Iran fully reap the benefits of the deal is a success for all countries in the region and in the world in countering the United States’ policy of unilateralism.

Jaberi Ansari further presented a report on Iran’s efforts within the framework of Astana talks to settle the political crisis in Syria. He also stressed that while major gains have been achieved in fighting terrorism, it is necessary to pay attention to the political and humanitarian dimensions of the Syria crisis.

He also said Iran and the other parties involved in the Astana talks will continue their constructive cooperation in the current stage to facilitate the process for the Syrian Constitutional Committee to begin work and speed up the return of Syrian refugees to their homeland.

Jaberi Ansari also touched upon the meetings he had with the Lebanese president and parliament speaker, and said he conveyed a message from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to his Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun.

Bassil, in turn, referred to the pressures put on the regional countries, including Iran and Lebanon, saying the pressures are aimed at “securing domination over us.”

The top Lebanese diplomat touched upon Lebanon’s victories over Israel in 2000 and 2006 as well as the triumph over Takfiri terrorism which has benefitted Tel Aviv the most. Under the current circumstances, he said, the regional countries should stand by one another and against animosities.