Nasrallah stresses Iran’s telling role in fighting Terrorism
Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance group Seyed Hassan Nasrallah in a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian underlined Tehran’s important role in regional security and stability and campaign against terrorism and extremism.
During the meeting in Lebanon on Wednesday, Nasrallah also underscored the necessity for the partnership of all the regional states in the establishment of security and stability in the region and campaign against the Takfiri terrorism.
Elsewhere, he referred to the Zionist regime’s destructive role and the focus of its policy on aggression and expansionism in the region, and said resistance is the best way to confront the Israeli threat to Lebanon.
Amir Abdollahian, for his part, stressed Tehran’s permanent support for Lebanon and the region’s security and stability and national unity in Lebanon, and said, “We support talks among the Lebanese and believe that foreign interference would only exacerbate the problems in the region.”
He called on all the regional states to keep vigilant against the Zionist regime’s plots.
In relevant remarks on Monday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a meeting with Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani underlined the necessity for Tehran to play a more effective and active role in regional and global issues.
During the meeting in New York, Ban Ki-moon described Iran’s role in fighting terrorism as constructive, and said, “Iran and the UN can increase cooperation in campaign against terrorism and extremism.”
Larijani, for his part, referred to the presence of terrorists in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, and said the anti-ISIL coalition and powerful countries had failed to take any effective and remarkable action in the war on the terrorist group.
He also underscored the necessity for ending the crisis in Yemen and the formation of a national unity government, and said Tehran is ready for help to this end.
Also in June, Spokesman of the UN Secretary General Stéphane Dujarric stressed Iran’s important role in settling the regional crises, specially in Syria.
“I think, …Iran is one of the regional powers. They, like other regional powers, have influence at various parts — parties in this conflict. And I think the regional powers have a key role to play in putting the political dialogue back on track. So I think it’s only normal that the Special Envoy consult with regional powers,” Dujarric said, elaborating on goals of the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura’s upcoming trip to Iran.
During a telephone conversation at the time, Amir Abdollahian and de Mistura vowed to do their best to pave the ground for the peaceful settlement of the over 4-year-long crisis in Syria.
Amir Abdollahian and de Mistura discussed the latest developments in the crisis-hit Syria.
The UN envoy described as constructive his consultations in the Swiss city of Geneva with the Syrian sides as well as representatives from different countries on the foreign-backed crisis in Syria, which has plagued the Arab country for more than four years now.