Iran’s Ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi renewed his country’s offer Monday to equip the Lebanese Army during a meeting with Defense Minister Fayez Ghosn.ISNA adds:
During the meeting, which reviewed local and Arab developments, Roknabadi said: “Iran stands on Lebanon’s side and is fully ready to provide any assistance it demands at all levels, especially with regard to the army’s armament,” the state-run National News Agency reported.
He also renewed Iran’s invitation to Ghosn to visit Tehran to discuss with Iranian officials agreements on military aid to the Lebanese Army, NNA said.
Ghosn praised “Iran’s backing for Lebanon” and underlined the need for boosting relations between the two countries, NNA said.
The remarks came in a meeting between Ghazanfar Roknabadi with Lebanese Defense Minister Fayez Ghosn, where the Lebanses official expressed gratitude over Iran's support for Lebanon's rights and said, "We are proud of the supports."When they say "without any condition," do you think that means that Lebanon can shoot back when Syrian tanks enter Lebanese territory?
Fayez Ghosn also said he would visit Iran in near future following official invitation from his Iranian counterpart Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi.
"Iran is ready to back Lebanon's army and expand mutual relations with Iran including defense cooperation without any condition," the Iranian ambassador added.