President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and President Suleiman of Lebanon
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Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cheered in Beirut

Thousands of Lebanese citizens have turned out to welcome President Ahmadinejad of Iran as he arrived in Beirut on a two-day visit that has sparked criticism both in Lebanon and abroad.

In a move likely to outrage critics, Mr Ahmadinejad is set to tour villages on Lebanon's tense border with Israel.

Wyre Davies reports.