Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Vahidi 'Iran ready to equip Lebanese Army'
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi says Iran is fully prepared to provide the Lebanese Army with weaponry.
Following an incident about a month ago when Israeli and Lebanese Army units exchanged gunfire after Israel attempted to move a tree at the Lebanese side of the border resulted in 3 Lebanese soldiers and an Israeli military officer dead has frozen 100 million dollars in military aid destined for Lebanon.
As a result of this Lebanese President Michel Sleiman has asked Iran to sell advanced military equipment to the Lebanese Army, Hezbollah has supported this decision saying that Lebanon should get military equipment from friendly countries.
The Lebanese Air Force last year ordered some MiG-29 Fulcrum fighters from Russia but have since replaced the order with 6 Mil Mi-24 Hind gunships.