Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah in the first meeting among several expected as they discussed "the latest updates and political developments in Lebanon and the region," Hezbollah reported in a statement published on Friday morning.
A Hezbollah spokesperson said that the meeting took place on Thursday night.
The meeting happened in the presence of the Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Mojtaba Amani and the foreign minister's delegation.
Abdollahian is scheduled to meet Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and Lebanese caretaker Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib.
On Thursday, at a press briefing held on his arrival at Beirut International Airport, the senior Iranian official declared that "Iran only wants what's best for Lebanon," and explained that the purpose of his visit was to discuss the Lebanese presidential election, which has been blocked by political tensions since Michel Aoun's term of office expired on Oct. 31, 2022.
He also ruled out any desire to interfere, asserting that "it was up to the Lebanese leaders themselves to elect a president."
Abdollahian made a similar visit in April, in the wake of Saudi-Iranian rapprochement.