File - Iranian ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi attends a ceremony in the southern suburbs of Beirut, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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The Iranian Embassy has confirmed that Mohammad Fathali will replace Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi, who is expected to leave his post this summer.Lebanon's Central News Agency said Fathali, who previously served as a Foreign Ministry economic adviser and Iran's Ambassador to Uzbekistan, would take over as Tehran's new envoy in Beirut. On the presidential election, Roknabadi said Tehran supported the election of a president "in the best way possible".Iran, he stressed, would back any widely agreed-upon president.
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