The minister also said that he "reminded" the Iranian visitor of the case of Lebanese citizen and US green card holder Nizar Zakka, who has been detained in Tehran since 2015 on espionage charges and was sentenced in 2016 to 10 years in prison.
"The first issue on the agenda is Iran - how to continue preventing it from entrenching in Syria, how to thwart its aggression in the region and, above all, how to prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons", Netanyahu said Sunday in his weekly cabinet meeting. "We should appreciate Iran's offer to help Lebanon without imposing any conditions", Komati was quoted as saying by Elnashra, an independent online newspaper.
Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Mohammad-Jalal Firouznia voiced ahead Zarif's visit Tehran's readiness to "support the Lebanese army as we support the resistance".
Some Lebanese politicians have expressed reservations over the offer from Iran, which is under US sanctions. The organization and its allies ultimately were given control over three ministries, including the health and finance portfolios, raising American concerns the Islamic Republic's Shiite underling will divert state funds to terror purposes. Iran has hailed the formation of the new government expressing hope it will strengthen friendship among Lebanese parties and prepare the ground for further development of the Arab country.
"If the Lebanese government demands, Iran is ready to cooperate with this country in all fields", Zarif told reporters in the Lebanese capital Beirut.
He urged the government to take a "brave" stand and accept the offer extended to it.
Zarif is scheduled to meet with the Lebanese president, prime minister and foreign minister on Monday.