Iran’s foreign minister said that Palestinian leaders told him the resistance is in good standing and is prepared to retaliate if one of its leaders is assassinated.
Oman has proposed an initiative to remove Western sanctions on Iran, and Tehran and other parties are exchanging messages in response to this initiative, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Friday in a press conference during his visit to Lebanon.
He mentioned the upcoming election of the next Lebanese president and stated that any decision regarding this matter must be made by the Lebanese leadership.
The foreign minister said that Palestinian leaders told him the resistance is in good standing and is prepared to retaliate if one of its leaders is assassinated.
Baghdad and Damascus will decide how trucks and people travel through the common borders of Syria and Iraq, Amir-Abdollahian said, emphasizing that no one can obstruct the historical trade routes between the countries in the region.
He also expressed his satisfaction with the news that diplomatic relations between Damascus and Riyadh are being restored.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran has never intervened in the internal developments of Lebanon. But as long as Lebanon wants, we will continue with our strong support for the government, the nation, the army, and the resistance in Lebanon.”
The foreign minister mentioned that Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s administration’s foreign policy is to reach out to the world and that the normalization of relations with Saudi Arabia is seen as a positive step.
He also mentioned that Iran is in talks with a number of other countries, both publicly and privately, to normalize relations.
Amir-Abdollahian emphasized that Tehran and Riyadh have no plans to interfere in Lebanon’s domestic affairs.