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Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian affirmed that his country “will always stand firmly and firmly by Lebanon’s side in order to break the unjust siege it is being subjected to.”
In a statement from Beirut International Airport, at the start of a visit to Lebanon during which he will meet President Michel Aoun, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Abdullahian said: “The Islamic Republic of Iran, as it was, will always stand firmly and firmly by the side of the Lebanese Republic. Sister, in order to break the unjust siege that it is subjected to at such a sensitive stage in its history, and it will not skimp on anything in the field of helping and supporting Lebanon in the event of any request for assistance provided in this framework.
He stressed that “I am fully confident that just as the honorable Lebanese people have been able to overcome the difficult stages they have gone through, God willing, at this stage they will also be able to overcome the difficulties they are experiencing.”
Mikati had announced in a statement yesterday that “we, as a Lebanese government, have no relationship with Iranian ships,” after he considered in a previous statement that “the introduction of Iranian fuel constitutes a violation of Lebanon’s sovereignty because the process of entering it took place in isolation from the Lebanese government.”
The Tanker Trackers service, which tracks the movement of tankers, reported that the third Iranian tanker loaded with fuel to Lebanon arrived at Banias port in Syria, yesterday, Wednesday.
Source: National News Agency + RT