Nasrallah meets with Lebanese Defense Minister as country weighs Iranian arms offer

The offer of Iranian aid has reportedly caused international opposition, including from the US.

November 19, 2014 19:00

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters during a rare public appearance in Beirut, November 3. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah met with Lebanese Defense Minister Samir Moqbel after his visit to Iran last month where he discussed an offer for military aid.

According to a report in the Lebanese Daily Star, Hezbollah’s media office released a statement regarding the meeting, saying they discussed “the latest political and security developments in Lebanon and the region.”

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Hezbollah’s senior security official Wafiq Safa also took part in the meeting on Tuesday, said the statement.

The offer of Iranian aid has reportedly caused international opposition, including from the US, as it would violate UN sanctions put on the export of Iranian weapons, said the report.

Nasrallah also visited Grand Ayatollah Basheer Najafi, one of the most senior Shi’ite clerics based in Iraq, at his residence in Lebanon, Hezbollah’s Al-Manar website reported.

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