Velayati: Restoration of peace, calmness in Lebanon leaves positive impacts on entire region

Tehran, Jan 24, IRNA – Head of the Strategic Studies Center of the Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati said on Sunday that restoration of peace and calmness and reconstruction of the Lebanon will leave positive impacts on the entire region.

Velayati made the remarks in a meeting with Special Representative of United Nations Secretary-General to Lebanon, Sigrid Kaag.
People of Lebanon have experienced many ups and downs in war and peace time and now they enjoy invaluable cultural characteristics among the Arab nations, he said.

On the humanitarian crisis in Syria, Velayati said as declared for many times at different occasions Iran believes that the issue in Syria should be resolved through political means and there is no room for any military action.

Iran believes that restoration of peace and stability in Syria and Lebanon would help restore security to the entire region, he said.

UN envoy, for his part, acknowledged the comments made by Velayati and said the current situation in Lebanon and Beirut is every unique and the status of nation and ethnic groups are very remarkable.

The UN official expressed deep concern about deterioration of the humanitarian situation many Syrian refugees are exposed to in Lebanon and said that they are suffering from bad economic, cultural and social status.