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

Concluding 3-day visit to Iran, Lebanese PM expresses his country's support for Teheran to have nuclear power for "peaceful purposes."

saad hariri 311 (photo credit: AP)
saad hariri 311
(photo credit: AP)
TEHERAN, Iran  — 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. It followed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's October tour of Lebanon, during which the Iranian leader reinforced Teheran's ties to Hizbullah, which is part of Hariri's fragile unity government.
Lebanese and Iranian officials signed several accords on Monday.