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Lebanese official: Iran source of Muslim unity

Beirut, Aug 23, Speaker of the Supreme Lebanese Shia Assembly, Sheikh Abdul Amir Qabalan said on Wednesday that the Islamic Republic of Iran is regarded as warranty for Muslim world and also a bridge connecting the Islamic Ummah to one another.

The Lebanese officials made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari in Beirut on Wednesday.

This is the third day of the visit of the Iranian envoy to Lebanon during which he met with the country's top political and religious figures.

When others have left the scene, all hopes have been invested on Iran, Sheikh Qabalan said.

The Iranian envoy, for his part, said Lebanon and the entire region are thirsty for thoughts of founder of the Lebanese parliament Imam Musa Sadr.

On the threshold of 39 abduction anniversary of Imam Musa Sadr in Libya, Jaberi Ansari said Imam Musa Sadr was manifestation of resistance against Zionist regime which promoted peaceful coexistence among divine religions and ethnical groups.

'In the absence of Imam Musa Sadr, you have truly pursued her ideals and the Lebanese parliament which is regarded among his memorial walks on the same path,' Ansari said.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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