By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Russian news agencies are reporting that Moscow has promised to deliver a batch of fighter jets to Lebanon.
ITAR-Tass and Interfax have quoted Lebanese Defense Minister Elias Murr as saying that Russia has agreed to supply his country with 10 MiG-29 fighter jets.
The ITAR-Tass said the planes will be provided as aid.
Russia has sought to expand its clout in the Middle East and hopes to host a Mideast peace conference next year. It is a member of the so-called Quartet of Mideast peacemakers, which also includes the United States, the European Union and the United Nations.
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