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LEBANON/ IRAN – Lebanese PM: Iran’s role in maintaining regional stability vital

16 Gen
 

Lebanese PM: Iran’s role in maintaining regional stability vital

Beirut, Jan 16, IRNA – Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Monday said Iran plays a vital and constructive role in maintaining the stability of the region.

Lebanese PM: Iran’s role in maintaining regional stability vital
He made the remark in a meeting with the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad Hosseini.

Underling the importance of stability in the region, Mikati stressed Iran’s role in maintaining regional peace and stability.

He praised Iran’s struggle for proximity of religions and said all should focus on commonalities and ignore minor differences.

The Lebanese prime minister voiced his country’s readiness to strengthen mutual relations and said that since culture is an important part of mutual relations, Lebanon is ready to boost mutual cultural relations with Iran.

Hosseini said Iran attaches importance to cultural and artistic relations with Lebanon and does its best to finalize signing of a cultural agreement with it.

He expressed Iran’s readiness to cooperate with Lebanon in different artistic and cultural fields and welcomed Lebanese artists willing to hold art exhibitions in Iran.

Both sides reviewed ways of expanding ties and implementing cultural agreements reached between the two countries.

Hosseini is in Lebanon to participate in the First Conference on Islam and Christianity in Beirut.

 
( Fonte: www.irna.ir )

ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN – Iran advocates nuclear free Middle East, Salehi says

16 Gen
 

Iran advocates nuclear free Middle East, Salehi says

Tehran, Jan 16, IRNA – Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Monday that the Islamic Republic of Iran is the proponent of the Middle East free from nuclear arms.

Iran advocates nuclear free Middle East, Salehi says
Salehi said in a meeting with Finnish Under Secretary of State Amb Jaakko Laajavaabava that none of the Middle East countries possesses nuclear arms except the Zionist regime.

‘For many years, the Islamic Republic of Iran advocated the Middle East free from nuclear arms and proved its commitment to Non-Proliferation Treaty. In addition, Iran calls for the entire world to honor the Disarmament Treaty which obliges the nuclear weapons states to disarm,’ Salehi said.

He said that the Zionist regime has stockpiled nuclear warheads which have jeopardized peace and security of the Middle East and at the same time it has not signed the NPT and refused to allow inspection of its nuclear activities by the UN specialized news agency, IAEA.

Salehi said that the upcoming International Conference on Disarmament in the Middle East must focus on Israeli stockpiles of warheads.

Jaako Laajava, who acts as coordinator of the upcoming Conference on Disarmament in the Middle East due to be held in 2012, offered a report on arrangements made for the conference.

The NPT review conference passed a resolution in 2010 calling for the Middle East to be free from weapons of mass destruction and decided to hold a Conference on Disarmament in the Middle East in 2012.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon designated Finland in 2010 to host the International Conference on Disarmament in the Middle East in 2012.

 
( Fonte: www.irna.ir )

ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN – Ahmadi-Roshan’s assassins identified, Larijani says

16 Gen
 

Ahmadi-Roshan’s assassins identified, Larijani says

Tehran, Jan 16, IRNA – Iranian security officers have found clues to identify those behind the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said.

Ahmadi-Roshan's assassins identified, Larijani says
He told Alalam International News Channel that clues are at the hands of Iranian security officers to arrest those involved in assassination of the Iranian scientist.

Larijani said that the terrorists arrested for involvement in previous assassination of scientists confessed to have been trained in the occupied territories of Palestine.

 
( Fonte: www.irna.ir )