"The Islamic Republic of Iran has at all times supported national dialogue, understanding and solidarity in Lebanon. Our country has stood by the Lebanese government, army, people and their resistance in the face of Zionist violence,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday in a meeting with senior Lebanese Shia and Sunni scholars.
He also noted that supporting the cause of Palestine is regarded as a basis for Iran’s foreign policy.
Zarif nonetheless pointed out to the effective role of Islamic scholars in confronting sectarian disagreement that has targeted the Muslim society.
The Lebanese Islamic scholars are in Iran to attend the 28th International Islamic Unity Conference that opened in Tehran this week.
Scores of Sunni and Shia scholars and intellectuals from over 60 countries are taking part in the conference titled Unified Islamic Ummah: Challenges and Strategies.
The participants are slated to discuss how to promote unity and solidarity within the Muslim community.
The talks will focus on problems facing the Islamic world, especially the threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).