It is during an official diplomatic visit in Lebanon last week that the newly appointed Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, made offers of direct support to the Lebanese State.
Just a few days ago, on October 6th, protesters marched in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs against the growing Iranian influence in their country.
They asked for the implementation of UN resolution 1559 and the disarmament of the militias, which was not applied to Hezbollah like all other militias of the Lebanese Civil War, under the pretext of it fighting the Israeli state.
The conclusion of the Iranian diplomat’s visit is, nevertheless, his affirmation that Iran will continue to export fuel in Lebanon through Hezbollah, despite international sanctions.
Iranian media quoted him saying, “We defend Lebanese resistance against threats to sovereignty, security, independence, and the Lebanese territorial integrity, as well as against the zionist regime, and our support to the Lebanese resistance against the potential threats of the Zionist regime will go on.”
It’s unclear if by “Lebanese resistance” the Iranian official meant Lebanon and its “sovereignty and independence” in general or just Hezbollah in particular since it is the label that the Iranian-backed party goes by.