Lebanese Unity, Stability of High Importance

Lebanese Unity, Stability of High Importance Lebanese Unity, Stability of High Importance

Chairman of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said Tehran attaches high importance to Lebanon's unity and stability.

"For Iran, solidarity among all factions, parties and groups in Lebanon to protect its security, stability and independence is of great importance," he told reporters upon his arrival in the Lebanese capital Beirut on Monday, IRNA reported.

"We hope that in the future, greater steps will be taken to solve Lebanon's problems and promote security and stability in the region," he said.

Boroujerdi is heading a parliamentary delegation that has embarked on a two-country, four-day tour of Lebanon and Syria.

During its two-day stay in Beirut, the delegation will discuss the latest regional developments and the fight against terrorism with high-ranking Lebanese officials, including Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam and Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil.

Later, the lawmakers will depart for Damascus, where they will meet Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Parliament Speaker Hadiyeh al-Abbas, Prime Minister Imad Khamis and Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on Wednesday and Thursday.

Asked to comment on the Syria crisis, Boroujerdi said with the resistance of the Syrian people and government, conditions in Syria are becoming "better and better".

"The Syrian nation and government have won the war of wills," he said.

Syria has been the scene of a standoff between the Syrian Army and foreign-backed militants fighting to topple the government since 2011.

In recent months, the Syrian forces and their allies have gained promising achievements. They have encircled militant-held areas in the east of Aleppo, the second biggest Syrian city, and plan to liberate them in the near future.

"The latest developments, particularly in Syria and Iraq, show that countries that made efforts to fight the global scourge of terrorism have succeeded. And countries that made huge investments in terrorists are losers," he said.