Lebanese President Michel Sleiman has officially asked Iran to equip and modernize the Lebanese Army, given the problems Beirut is facing.
Suleiman has asked Iranian officials to consider selling advanced military equipment to the Lebanese Army, reported IRNA.
The Lebanese president has reiterated that the modernization should take place while keeping in mind Beirut’s strategic needs as well as its budget limitations.
This follows recent deadly confrontation between Lebanese and Israeli forces.
The exchange of fire left three Lebanese soldiers and one Israeli military officer dead.
After the incident, US officials announced that they would freeze100 million dollars in military aid destined for Beirut.