Readiness to Boost Defense Ties With Lebanon

Readiness to Boost Defense Ties With LebanonReadiness to Boost Defense Ties With Lebanon

Iran’s Ambassador in Beirut Mohammad Fathali in meetings with high-ranking Lebanese government and military officials stressed Tehran’s readiness to develop defense relations with Lebanon. Fathali held separate meetings with Lebanese Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Samir Mouqbel and Army Commander General Jean Kahwagi in Beirut on Tuesday, Fars News Agency reported.

In his meeting with Mouqbel, the two sides discussed the latest developments in Lebanon, terrorist groups’ moves in the region and grounds for developments of bilateral ties. Fathali lauded the Lebanese Army and resistance forces for their efforts to establish stability and security in Lebanon against the threats posed by terrorist groups, and reiterated Iran’s support for the Lebanese nation and government. Also in his meeting with Kahwagi, the Iranian envoy underscored Iran’s principled policy of expansion of all-out relations with Beirut and its support for the friendly countries’ independence and territorial integrity, and said Tehran is ready to expand its defense ties with Lebanon.