Lebanon

Lebanese FM welcomes military assistance in battling terrorists

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Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil says his country welcomes any assistance offered to the Lebanese army as it battles Takfiri terrorist groups along the border with crisis-stricken Syria.

According to Press TV, Bassil said in Beirut on Wednesday, “Better to have the arms donation late than not to have it at all, particularly since this issue has motivated others to donate weapons.”

The top Lebanese diplomat further noted that he approves “any unconditional donation without hesitation.”

Basil’s remarks came a day after Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said in Beirut that Tehran is to provide military equipment to the Lebanese army for the fight against terror.

The Iranian official said Iran’s assistance will be delivered to Beirut during an upcoming visit by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan to Lebanon.

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