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Bassil holds talks with Rouhani in Tehran

Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Friday, July 25, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: Foreign Affairs Minister Gebran Bassil held talks Monday with Iran's President Hasan Rouhani on the sidelines of an emergency meeting for the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran.

According to the National News Agency, Bassil praised Iran's openness and the reforms implemented by Rouhani, thanking the president for supporting the Palestinian cause and his opposition to takfiri groups.

Bassil also met with Iran's Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif who commended the Lebanese official for his speech in which he "honestly addressed the situation in Gaza and the region particularly in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon."

Zarif and Bassil discussed bilateral ties between their respective countries.

Zarif stressed that Iran stood alongside Lebanon and would help the country at any time.

 

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