Lebanon to continue cooperate with Iran

Lebanon to continue cooperate with Iran

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has commented on the issue of Lebanon-Iran cooperation.

"We have excellent relations with Tehran, there has not been anything new," Berri said.  

The politician, however, noted that the Lebanese government would have to adhere to the US sanctions regime.

"My reaction is one thing, the reaction of the Lebanese government, as the official one, is another. The Lebanese government has to abide by the sanctions. If there are sanctions against a certain individual, it cannot interact with him. It will not place him into custody, but will ban his interaction with any [national] bank," Sputnik cited Berri as saying.

In late May,the US imposed sanctions on 6 individuals and 3 entities in Iran over their alleged role in human rights abuses.