Lebanese President Michel Aoun said after a visit to Saudi Arabia that his country’s close ties to the kingdom’s archrival Iran should not impede relations with the wider Arab world, according to Associated Press.
TEHRAN – The son of one of four Iranian diplomats, who were kidnapped in Lebanon by Israel in 1982, has called on the Iranian government to pursue the case of his father and three colleagues now that Michel Aoun has taken over Lebanese president.
TEHRAN – The Iranian foreign minister who is planning to travel to Beirut is likely to meet with the country’s new Prime Minister Saad Hariri, ISNA reported on Saturday.
TEHRAN - After about 29 months of political stalemate coupled with other internal and regional crises, the Lebanese parliament finally elected Michel Aoun, a former general and moderate politician, as president on October 31.
TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will be paying a debut visit to Lebanon likely in the coming week soon after Michel Aoun was elected as president, according to Iran’s Foreign Ministry.
TEHRAN - Lebanon finally has a new president. Lawmakers have thrown their support behind Michel Aoun, a strong Hezbollah ally, to fill the country's long-vacant presidency.