Aoun: Iran Helping Lebanese Unity

A05148124.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Lebanese Christian political leader Michel Aoun said on Monday that Iran was helping Lebanon to achieve national unity.

“Iran is especially helping Lebanon today in confronting its problems and achieving national unity,” Aoun told a joint news conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki.

“Iran never helped one Lebanese party against the others,” said the leader of the Free Patriotic Movement.

He said he was “surprised and astonished” at criticism from Lebanese Christian factions about the visit.

Aoun, who arrived in Tehran on Sunday, is due to hold talks with Mottaki, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.

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