Fars News Agency
October 15, 2010

A prominent member of the Iranian parliament lauded the significant results of President Ahmadinejad’s recent visit to Lebanon, and stated that the US and Israel are deeply concerned as the visit can result in Iran’s stronger influence in the region.

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Deputy Head of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Hossein Ebrahimi said on Thursday that the reason for Western countries’ opposition to Ahmadinejad’s visit and foreign media’s negative propaganda was their fear from Iran’s growing influence in the region.

“This visit is one of the important and rare developments that has happened since the (victory of) Islamic Revolution,” the lawmaker noted.

“The visit strengthened the Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian nations’ resistance and showed that the establishment of the Islamic Republic will always stand beside these countries,” he added.

Ahmadinejad arrived in Tehran on Friday morning after paying a two-day landmark visit to Lebanon that met warm welcome from the Lebanese people and officials.

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During the official visit, which came at the invitation of President Suleiman, the Iranian president met with top Lebanese officials, political leaders, academicians and university students and addressed large crowds of people in Beirut and south Lebanon.

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