TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Mohammad Ali Hoseini termed recent statements by French officials about Iran a disregard for the demands and aspirations of the Lebanese people and groups, stressing that such remarks deteriorate Lebanese crisis.
A statement released by he Foreign Ministry’s Information and Press Bureau said that Hoseini, in reaction to the recent statements made by the French officials about Iran’s negative role in Lebanon, stated, “Such statements contradict the realities existing in Lebanon and are a result of the interventionist and biased views and spirit of the French officials, which have always deteriorated the Lebanese crisis, while these statements are a disrespect for the demands and aspirations of the Lebanese people and groups.”
Noting the destructive interventionist role of foreign powers in Lebanon, he stressed, “The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that the Lebanese groups, people and sects enjoy sufficient maturity and understanding and do not need recommendations by foreign powers.”
The diplomat also stressed, “The Lebanese people and groups can properly discern the real path to independent sovereignty away from the interventions of trans-regional powers and they may not give up their political destiny, independence, sovereignty and national unity to the interests of the Zionist regime.”
Referring to the principled stances of the Islamic Republic of Iran in relations with Lebanon, the spokesman reiterated, “Lebanon, with its highly precious achievements that it gained through its courageous and glorious resistance (against the Zionist regime of Israel), is shining like a highly valuable and expensive gem in the region, and cheap propaganda can neither undermine the resolve of the great Lebanese nation and groups nor impair that country’s mature trend of democracy.”