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Iran’s acting FM meets Nasrallah to discuss Hezbollah’s war against Israel

Hezbollah said the meeting focused on "the latest political and security developments in the region, particularly on the Gaza and Lebanon fronts."

Acting Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani meets Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut, June 4, 2024. Credit: IRNA/X.
Acting Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani meets Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut, June 4, 2024. Credit: IRNA/X.

Iran’s acting foreign minister met with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut to discuss “political and security” developments in its war against Israel, the Tehran-backed terror proxy said on Tuesday.

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani touched down in Lebanon on Monday for his first official visit since his predecessor was killed in a helicopter crash last month along with president Ebrahim Raisi.

According to a Hezbollah statement cited by local media, the meeting focused on “the latest political and security developments in the region, particularly on the Gaza and Lebanon fronts, as well as proposed solutions and potential scenarios for the progression of events.”

According to Hezbollah, Nasrallah thanked Tehran “for its continued support for the peoples of the region and the resistance movements, as well as for its stable and firm stance against sanctions and threats.”

The terror leader also reiterated his condolences on the deaths of Raisi, Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian and other officials who perished in the May 19 helicopter crash in Iran’s East Azerbaijan province.

Hezbollah has been engaging in near-daily attacks against northern Israel since joining the war in support of Hamas on Oct. 8, killing more than 20 people and causing widespread damage. Tens of thousands of Israelis remain internally displaced due to the violence.

Israeli forces have struck hundreds of Hezbollah targets in Southern Lebanon in response, including the terrorist group’s senior leadership.

On Monday, Bagheri met with his Lebanese counterpart Abdallah Bou Habib, praising the “close relations” between the two countries and claiming that “resistance is the basis for stability in the region.”

“All countries in the region, especially the Islamic countries, should adopt a joint movement in order to counter Israeli aggression and protect the Palestinian people, especially in Rafah,” said Bagheri.

Bagheri will also visit Syria this week “to meet with the two countries’ officials as well as the officials of the resistance front to discuss ways to counter [Israel],” the state-run IRNA news agency has reported.

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