TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said the problem of Lebanon can merely be solved by the Lebanese people, government and different groups.
“The solution to this problem cannot be found outside Lebanon,” Mottaki said in response to a question posed to him during a press conference here on Saturday about his possible agreements with the Saudi National Security Council Secretary on the issue of Lebanon.
He also noted some reports about a recent order by US President George W. Bush for the arrest and killing of Iranians in Iraq, and reminded, “Islamic Republic is a part of the solution to the Iraqi problem and not a part of the problem.”
Asked if he and Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Secretary Ali Larijani would attend an international security conference in Munich, the foreign minister said no decision has yet been made over the issue, but meantime underlined that Iran always seeks an active policy.
“We do not use or obey the policy of empty seats at international summits and meetings,” he stated.
The Iranian top diplomat also pointed to the United States’ psychological war on Iran, and said that his country’s national solidarity and integrity would defuse enemies’ plots and measures.
Regarding the nuclear issue, he stressed that Tehran would continue its legal activities in the nuclear field, but meantime assured that the Islamic Republic would continue its consultations with all the relevant parties to safeguard Iran’s national rights and remove the concerns that the counterparty might have.
He said that such consultations are aimed at reaching a comprehensive formula.
The Iranian foreign minister also stated that Russia’s Security Council Secretary Igor Ivanov is arriving in Tehran Saturday night to hold talks aimed “at finding a comprehensive formula for solving Iran’s nuclear case.”