Ali Bagheri-Kani, Iran's acting Foreign Minister, chose Lebanon for his first official trip abroad. He'll then travel to Damascus, Syria.

According to Iranian state media, Bagheri-Kani will meet with Lebanese and Syrian government officials, along with representatives of resistance groups. The discussions will focus on ways to jointly counter Israeli actions in the region.

In his meeting with Lebanese Foreign Minister Abdallah Rashid Bouhabib, Bagheri-Kani emphasized the importance of a unified regional strategy. He stated, "Muslim-majority countries, particularly those in the region, need to develop a plan to confront Israeli aggression and defend the Palestinian people, especially in Rafah."

Hezbollah, a powerful Iran-backed militant group, is a major player in Lebanese politics. While engaged in conflict with Israel, they've acted as a restraining force, preventing a full-scale war. Interestingly, Bagheri-Kani praised Hezbollah, calling them a "pillar of regional stability and peace."