Ali Akbar Velayati

Iran, Hariri Accuse Each Other of Lying About Tense Meeting with Lebanese PM

Ali Akbar Velayati, top adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Tuesday that reports of an unpleasant meeting with former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri before the latter’s surprise resignation are untrue, and Iran wants Hariri back as prime minister.

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 13 : (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT - KREMLIN PRESS CENTRE / HANDOUT' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) President of Russia, Vladimir Putin (not seen) meets with Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri in Sochi, Russia on September …