This is contrary to what has been reported in the Lebanese media.
Reports circulated in Lebanon that Jubeir and his Iranian counterpart Mohammed Javad Zarif had made the agreement during a three-hour meeting held in Vienna.
Jubeir clarified to al-Joumhouria that that the meeting lasted “only a few minutes.”
“How could we have reached a deal in such a limited amount of time?” he asked adding ” there will be no deal with Iran as along as it interferes in the internal affairs of the Arab countries and supports terrorism”
The two officials had met on the sidelines of Vienna talks that were addressing the Syrian conflict.
For over 18 months, Christian parties have failed to reach a compromise over a presidential candidate to succeed former President Michel Suleiman who left office in May 2014.
A political settlement that calls for nominating Marada Movement leader MP Suleiman Franjieh for president was reportedly proposed by former Prime Minister Saad Hariri and endorsed by both Speaker Nabih Berri and Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt.
Berri received on Thursday an official invitation to travel to Saudi Arabia during talks at his Ain el-Tineh residence with Saudi Ambassador Ali Awadh Asiri.
But al-Joumhouria newspaper reported on Fridaythat Berri is unlikely to head to the kingdom “any time soon”.
“At the moment, the speaker does not have any trips on his agenda, except two to Iran and one to Iraq,” the daily added.
Hariri’s Christian allies within the March 14 alliance have voiced reservations over Franjieh’s nomination, casting further doubts over the likelihood of his election .
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