Iran FM receives Islamic Jihad’s top official

IRNA – Iranian foreign minister on Sunday discussed issues of mutual interest with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement’s top official.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine Ziad al-Nakhalah discussed the latest developments in the region and Palestine.

During the meeting, the Iranian foreign minister expressed Iran’s support for the Palestinian resistance groups against Zionist regime’s occupation and aggression.

In the meantime, the Islamic Jihad Movement’s official thanked Iran for its support for the Palestinian cause and the Palestinian nation.

Zarif arrived in Beirut on Sunday to meet Lebanese authorities.

On his two-day visit, Zarif is slated to meet Lebanese President Michel Oun, Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament Nabih Bari, and Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil.

Zarif’s latest visit to Lebanon dates back to two years ago when he held talks with Lebanon’s newly-elected President Aoun in Beirut, becoming the first foreign minister to meet with the Lebanese head of state.

He had also met with Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, during his previous visit to Beirut.

Many observers see the visit in line with Iran’s support and content with formation of national unity government in Lebanon.