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Iran FM visits Lebanon, offers support for new government

AP  |  Beirut 

Iran's says his country is ready to cooperate with the new Lebanese government, offering support in all sectors.

spoke to reporters Sunday at shortly after his arrival in the Lebanese capital.

The two-day visit comes days after the of the Iran-backed Hezbollah group urged to accept anti-aircraft weapons from Iran, as well as and medicine.

formed a new government last week after a nine-month vacuum that exacerbated the country's economic woes. Hezbollah has three ministers in the new government.

Zarif congratulated Lebanese politicians and said is ready to support the government in any way possible.

He is scheduled to meet with the Lebanese president, prime minister and during his visit.

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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 17:40 IST