Lebanese Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Samir Moqbel (photo) told the country's al-Manar TV on Friday night that he would visit Iran at the head of a high-ranking military delegation within the next ten days to study Tehran's pledged arms aids to Lebanon.
“The details of the arms aids which Tehran is ready to supply to the Lebanese Army will be studied in the presence of a delegation of high-ranking officers,” he added.
Moqbel said that the Lebanese Army will assess and study Iran's weaponry proposals after returning to Beirut.
He expressed the hope that other countries would also present Beirut arms gifts proportionate to the needs of the Lebanese Army.
On Wednesday, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian announced Tehran's plans to assist the Lebanese Army in fighting terrorism.
“The Lebanese Army should be strengthened for its campaign against terrorism,” Amir Abdollahian told FNA.
“Any assistance by Iran to the Lebanese army will be within the framework of war on terrorism and the international laws,” he added.
Also on Tuesday, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani announced that Iran plans to gift a military tool or weapon to the Lebanese Army in the near future.
“The gift will be sent in the near future and it will be delivered to the Lebanese Defense Minister during his upcoming visit to Iran,” Shamkhani said after meeting Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam in Beirut.
On Monday, Shamkhani underlined Tehran and Beirut's firm will to consolidate security and defense cooperation to thwart common enemies' plots.