Islamic Republic News Agency, Iran
June 17 2011

Lebanese religious leader praises Iran's foreign policy

Beirut, June 17, IRNA -- Lebanese Armenian Orthodox Church Leader Aram
I said that Iran's foreign policy is transparent, clear and

Iran's Ambassador to Beirut Ghazanfar Roknabadi on Friday attended
Patriarch Church here and talked with his holiness Aram I about
developments in Lebanon as well as regional and international issues.

In the meeting, the two sides applauded wide and deep cultural and
historical relations between Armenians and Iranians, especially after
victory of Islamic revolution. They also praised the respect shown by
Islamic Republic of Iran for its Armenian citizens.

The ambassador said that Iran's foreign policy is based on human and
moral principles and added that Iran's ties with Armenians and
Armenian religious scholars are strong and Iran is honored with such

He expressed pleasure with formation of Lebanon government and said
that we hope that all Lebanese can protect their own unity and
concentrate their full attention on common enemy of the nation which
is the Zionist regime.