On Tuesday, the Syrian, Saudi and Iranian ambassadors to Lebanon met in a bid to control mounting tensions over the UN-backed investigation into the assassination of ex-prime minister Rafiq Hariri.
Ghadanfar Roken Abadi, the Iranian ambassador told LBC television of Lebanon, “Preserving Lebanon’s unity is of the utmost importance and that has always been the position of the Islamic Republic of Iran”.
Roken Abadi said: “We felt that Syria and Saudi Arabia hold the same position.”
“We hope that the positive effect of these talks and efforts will begin to surface in Lebanon soon.”
“We are not afraid for Lebanon as this has always been the nature of the country,” he said, adding that he had faith in “the awareness of the (Lebanese) people and all political parties.”
Regional big powers Syria and Saudi Arabia have had a series of meetings in past months in an effort to ease tensions in Lebanon.
The Iranian and Saudi Arabia’s leaders have also talked about Lebanese affairs by telephone and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian President went to Lebanon last month.