Hariri says Lebanon won't join int'l pressure on Iran

At of end of Lebanese PM's visit to Teheran, Ahmadinejad says Islamic unity helps to foil efforts of dominant powers.

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November 29, 2010 16:07
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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri

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Lebanese Prime Minister Sa'ad Hariri said on Monday that his country will not be part of any international group that aims to pressure Iran over its controversial nuclear program.

Hariri explained that Lebanon supports Iran's right to have nuclear power for peaceful purposes.

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Hariri spoke at the end of his three-day visit to Iran where he met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Ahmadinejad said that increasing unity and brotherhood of Islamic nations helps to thwart efforts of hegemonic powers, Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported.

"Promotion of unity and brotherhood of Islamic states particularly unity of Iran and Lebanon foils plots of hegemonic powers," Ahmadinejad said in a meeting with Hariri, according to the report.

"If the Lebanese government and resistance stand in a joint front, the country will go through the path of dignity, development and honor and the Zionist regime and its sponsors will not be able to harm the Lebanese nation," the Iranian president said.

Ahmadinejad went on to say that "The Islamic Republic of Iran endorses progress and development of all countries and we believe that regional and international problems will be fixed easily if we stand by each other."



Lebanese and Iranian officials signed several accords during Hariri's visit.

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