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Iran welcomes agreement between Lebanese groups

Tehran, May 21, IRNA - The Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes the agreement made by the Lebanese political parties to resolve the 18-month old stalemate, Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini on Wednesday.

Hosseini thanked the efforts of all Lebanese ethnic and political groups engaged in resolving the crisis.

He also appreciated the peace efforts made by the Arab League Secretary General Amr Mousa and the Qatari government in particular.

The Islamic Republic of Iran hopes that Doha agreement would help bring prosperity for Lebanese people which preludes to liberation of occupied lands, he said.

Iran spares no efforts to bring the Lebanese political groups much more closer to help success of Doha meeting and believe that success of the meeting would be a success for all the friendly countries.

He said that what is going on in Doha, Qatar, is a good manifestation of regional solidarity to help restore stability and tranquility.

Delegates from various Lebanese parties gathered in the Qatari capital since last Friday to reach an agreement on putting an end to the political conflict.

The delegates agreed on the election of Michel Suleiman as the new president of Lebanon, formation of a national reconciliation government in that country and enforcement of the country's electoral law for parliamentary polls which was approved in 1960.

Reports coming from the site of the talks said members of a six-member committee formed to iron out differences over Lebanon's electoral law which was approved in 1960, suggested amendments to the constituency of Lebanese capital of Beirut.

The committee made the decision ahead of a Wednesday deadline for the Doha talks to wrap up.

The delegates are now working on the final statement which is expected to be presented to the closing session of Doha talks due to be held later on Wednesday.

Amir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, attended the talks in Doha and held separate talks for several times with the Lebanese delegates.

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