Prime Minister Tammam Salam, right, meets with Deputy Iranian Foreign Minister for Arab Affairs Hossein Amir Abdolahian along with Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Mohammad Fathali at the Grand Serail on July 26, 2014. (The Daily Star/DalatiNohra)
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An Iranian Foreign Affairs Ministry official Saturday said Tehran would prevent Israel from continuing its aggression on Gaza with all means available, saying his country was waiting for permission from Cairo to transport aid into the enclave and receive wounded.The deputy Iranian Foreign Minister for Arab Affairs Hossein Amir Abdolahian arrived in Lebanon Saturday morning and held talks with Prime Minister Tammam Salam, Speaker Nabih Berri and Foreign Affairs Minister Gebran Bassil on the first day of his two-day official visit to Beirut. Speaking to reporters after his meeting with Bassil, Abdolahian said Hamas had only used a mere 3 percent of its military capability in the 19-day conflict. Bassil and Abdolahian discussed in length the Lebanese-Iranian ties as well as events in the region, particularly the war in Gaza.Abdolahian also spoke about Iran's willingness to send medical aid and food to Gaza, and receive wounded Palestinians pending an Egyptian approval.
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