Lebanese PM expected to seek support in Iran visit

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is heading to Tehran to seek Iranian support for efforts to keep Lebanon stable amid tensions over a UN probe into the assassination of his father, Rafik Hariri.

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Published: Sat 27 Nov 2010, 1:52 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 8:19 AM

Iran’s state TV says Hariri will meet President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during the two-day visit, which starts Saturday.

In an October visit to Lebanon, Ahmadinejad reinforced Tehran’s ties with the militant Hezbollah group.

Lebanon’s fragile unity government, which includes Hezbollah and Hariri’s Western-backed factions, has been struggling ahead of expected indictments by the UN tribunal investigating former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri’s 2005 slaying.

Speculation that Hezbollah members will be indicted in the case has fueled fears of a new crisis in Lebanon.

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