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Iran Deputy FM praises Druze role in Lebanon Unity

Beirut, Aug 22, The Druze community of Lebanon plays a significant role in the country's political and religious balance, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister said on Tuesday.

Hossein Jaberi Ansari in a meeting with the Druze community's religious leader Sheikh al-Aql Naim Hassan praised the sympathy and coordination among the Lebanese political and religious leaders, as well as the positive role the Druze community in the unity of Lebanon and political and social stability of the country.

The Druze is the fourth big religious group in Lebanon and forms 5 percent of the country's population.

'Lebanon is the symbol of co-existence of various ethnic and religious groups, as well as resistance against the Zionist occupiers and Takfiri terrorism,' he said, emphasizing Iran's support for such co-existence.

Al-Aql Naim Hassan, for his part, praised the Islamic Republic of Iran's role in the region and in supporting the Arab and Islamic Ummah.

Expressing his sadness on the dire humanitarian situation in the region, he described return to the holy Qoran and the path of the Islam's Great Prophet as the only way of resolving disputes and putting an end to the ongoing violence an crises in the region.

Jaberi Ansari's three-day visit to Lebanon began on Monday.

He has visited some senior Lebanese officials, including President Michel Aoun, Leader of the Progressive Socialist Party Walid Junbalat and the country's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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