Amir-Abdollahian (L) in a meeting with Hezbollah's Nasrallah. FILE Photo

Hezbollah Leader Meets With Iran's Foreign Minister In Lebanon

Saturday, 02/10/2024

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian during his visit to Lebanon has met with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, as tensions rise with Israel on the Lebanese border.

Hezbollah published images from the meeting, which occurred at an undisclosed location.

Hezbollah indicated that the two discussed developments in Gaza, the conditions in southern Lebanon—where Hezbollah engages in daily exchanges of fire with Israel along the border—and other fronts within the "axis of resistance."

Iran provides significant support to Hezbollah, as well as several other groups in the region designated as terrorist organizations, including Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza, and the Houthis in Yemen.

Amir-Abdollahian also had a meeting with Lebanese caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati in Beirut.

Iran's foreign minister, upon his arrival in Beirut on Friday, pledged continued support for the militant Hezbollah group, emphasizing the interdependence of Lebanon's security with that of the Islamic Republic and the wider region.

Amirabdollahian received a warm welcome from representatives of Lebanon's Hezbollah, as well as the militant Palestinian groups Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

Hezbollah resumed attacks along Lebanon’s border with Israel on October 8, breaking 17 years of relative calm. The action followed a day after Hamas initiated its attack on southern Israel, which sparked the ongoing conflict. Hezbollah officials have stated that they will cease their attacks on Israeli military positions once Israel's offensive in Gaza comes to an end.

Amir-Abdollahian told reporters at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport that Iran will continue “its strong support to the resistance in Lebanon, as we consider Lebanon’s security as the security of Iran and the region.”

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