Iran’s defense minister said Sunday that Iran was ready to cover Lebanon’s defense needs and also that of the militant anti-Israeli group Hezbollah, the ISNA news agency reported.
“Iran has constantly said that it would be beside the Lebanese army and resistance (Hezbollah) and ready to cover the country’s defense needs,” Ahmad Vahidi said at a military fair in Tehran, also attended by visiting Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
Hariri welcomed the Iranian offer and called for a closer cooperation between the two countries’ defense ministries, ISNA said.
“The stability, security and unity of Lebanon play a very important role in resolving regional and internal issues. Therefore, I wanted to come to Iran and see your defence achievements, even though it is contrary to the position of our enemies,” Hariri was quoted as saying