Boroujerdi: Iran Willing to Arm Lebanese Military Shall Government Approve


Chairman of Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi, said on Friday that the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to send military aid to the Lebanese army shall the Lebanese government authorize it.

“Iran’s permanent and firm stance is to stand by the brotherly Lebanese Republic of Lebanon, government and people. We therefore reiterate our firm will in the field of arming the Lebanese army,” said Boroujerdi after placing a wreath on the grave of slain Hizbullah official Imad Moghnieh and his son.

He added that the issue “has been seriously discussed with (former) Defense Minister Samir Moqbel during the latter’s visit to Iran.”

“The matter is at the Lebanese government’s disposal,” he concluded.

During his visit to Iran in March 2016, Moqbel, told Iran that when the sanctions are lifted on Iran, then the Lebanese government would study Iran’s will to support the Lebanese army.

Saudi Arabia has halted a 3 billion dollar in military program for military supplies to Lebanon in protest against Hizbullah’s policies.