(AhlulBayt News Agency) - "The two Iranian and Lebanese nations have always had friendly, close and brotherly ties and relations," said President Rouhani in a meeting with the Speaker of the Parliament of Lebanon, Nabih Berri.
In the meeting that was held on Sunday, Dr Rouhani also said: "There is no doubt that Lebanese people are popular amongst Iranians and the love of Imam Musa Sadr to Lebanese people is an example of this".
"The fact that Lebanon's voice in resisting against aggressors is being heard and this country is in a place that it even helps establish peace and security in its neighbouring countries, is the indicator of its power and greatness".
He also added: "The people of Lebanon stood against the aggression of the Zionists to the south of the country and today, they eliminated the threat of terrorists in their northern parts".
The victories of Hezbollah, the army and the people of Lebanon against aggressors are good news for the Iranian nation and bring pride and glory to all Muslims and friend countries, said Rouhani.
He described unity among Shias, Sunnis, and Christians in Lebanon as a model for unity in pluralist societies, adding: "Today, the people of Lebanon view Hezbollah and the army as a security-building power and resistance is popular among them more than ever".
"The Islamic Republic of Iran will always stand by the Lebanese government, nation and resistance and will continue to do so in the future," the President continued.
He also went on to say: "The Palestinian people's resistance and unity against the recent insult by Zionist soldiers to Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Holy Quds is the indicator of their victory against aggressors".
President Rouhani also expressed hope that cooperation and relations between Iran and Lebanon be further developed in various political, economic, and cultural and security fields, as well as strengthening the line of resistance.
At the same meeting, the Speaker of the Parliament of Lebanon, Nabih Berri described President Rouhani's inauguration as the celebration of democracy in the Islamic Republic of Iran and said: "Unprecedented attendance of Iranian people in the election demonstrated Iran's power to the entire world, especially the US and countries that are trying to harm Iran".
Today, Iran is a powerful and great country in the region, said Berri, adding: "The Islamic Republic of Iran will never be alone".
"We will always stand by the line of resistance drawn by Imam Khomeini (RA) and supported by the Islamic Republic of Iran," he continued.