Iran ready to help Lebanon - Lebanese president's office citing Larijani

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun meets with Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani at the presidential palace in Baabda

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's parliament speaker Ali Larijani said his country stood ready to help Lebanon's crisis-hit economy, the Lebanese president's office said after the two met on Monday.

"We wish the new government success and we are ready to help improve the economic situation," Lebanese President Michel Aoun's office quoted Larijani, who is visiting Beirut, as saying.

(Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Alex Richardson)