Iranian Foreign Minister offers Lebanon military assistance

Israel National News reports: “Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, on Sunday visited Beirut where he extended an offer for Iranian military assistance to the US-backed Lebanese army, according to The Associated Press.

Zarif spoke to reporters at Beirut’s airport shortly after his arrival in the Lebanese capital for a two-day official visit.

‘We are always ready (to support Lebanon militarily) and we have announced that on many occasions. This tendency does exist in Iran, but we are waiting for this desire to be there on the Lebanese side,’ he was quoted as having said.

Zarif’s comments came a few days after Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Iran-backed Hezbollah group, urged Lebanon’s government to accept anti-aircraft weapons from Iran to confront Israeli aircraft. He also said Iran was ready to provide Lebanon with electricity and medicine…”

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