Iran ready to help Lebanon in oil, gas exploration, envoy tells Mikati

TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (MNA) – If the Lebanese government wishes, Iran will be ready to assist the country to explore oil and gas, Iranian Ambassador to Beirut Ghazanfar Roknabadi said in a recent meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati.

Roknabadi said Iran is ready to assist Lebanon in all spheres including oil and gas exploration operations, water and electricity development projects, and dam-building.

After the meeting, Roknabadi said a joint Iran-Lebanon economic commission is scheduled to be held in about 20 days in Beirut.

Assassinations are signs of Zionists’ desperation

In a separate meeting with the top Iranian diplomat in Beirut, Lebanese Interior Minister Marwan Charbel said the Zionist regime’s assassinations of Iranian scientists are indications of this regime’s weakness and desperation.

Iran has pointed a finger of blame at the Zionist regime for the assassinations of the scientists.

On January 10, 2011, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry issued a statement, announcing that the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad was behind the assassination of nuclear scientist Masoud Ali-Mohammadi in 2010.

Lebanese interior minister invited to visit Iran

Charbel also said Lebanon is keen to have closer ties with Iran and develop relations in all areas.

In the meeting Roknabadi submitted the written message of Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar to Charbel inviting him to take a trip to Tehran.

Charbel also invited Mohammad-Najjar to make a reciprocal visit to Lebanon.


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