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14:08 | 2013-04-08

Foriegn Policy

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Lebanese Prime Minister-Designate Asks for Iran's Support

TEHRAN (FNA)- Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam called on Iran to continue its support for the East Mediterranean country to help it attain its goals.



Speaking at a meeting with Iran's Ambassador to Beirut Qazanfar Roknabadi on Sunday, Tammam Salam said his government is seeking to hold elections based on a law agreed by all sides.

"We want the Islamic Republic of Iran's support for Lebanon to fulfill its objectives," he added.

As regards the anti-Israeli resistance movement in Lebanon, Salam said that such resistance has always been supported and emphasized by all the Lebanese.

During the meeting, Roknabadi congratulated Salam for his election, and stressed that the Islamic Republic of Iran will stand by Lebanon.

He said national unity and solidarity and maintaining security and stability as well as utilizing all the existing capacities to fully support the anti-Israel resistance are currently among the most important issues.

Tammam Salam on Saturday became Lebanon's premier-designate after receiving 124 votes in the two-day parliamentary consultations as Lebanon's parties began looking ahead to government formation.

Salam was elected to the parliament twice in 1996 and 2009. He served as the culture minister from 2008 to 2009.