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Senior Iranian Official Meets Hezbollah Secretary General in Beirut

A senior Iranian lawmaker has met and held talks with Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of the Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, on the latest political developments in the Middle East.

Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy Alaeddin Boroujerdi was received by the Hezbollah chief in the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Saturday.

Boroujerdi is in Beirut at the head of a parliamentary delegation to hold talks with senior Lebanese officials.

On December 28, Lebanon's national unity government headed by Prime Minister Saad Hariri won a vote of confidence in parliament.

The new cabinet was announced on December 18, less than two months after the country's parliament elected Michel Aoun, a Christian leader and strong ally of Hezbollah, as president. Aoun's election ended a 29-month-long political stalemate in the country.

Before visiting Lebanon, the Iranian parliamentary delegation paid a visit to Syria, where they held talks with senior officials of the Arab country, including President Bashar al-Assad, Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem and Parliament Speaker Hadiya Khalaf Abbas, Press TV reported.

Source: Al Alam News Network

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