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Iran offers to help Lebanon fight terrorism

  • Fathali presents his credentials to Foreign Affairs Minister Gebran Bassil at the Foreign Ministry, Wednesday May 21, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: Iran’s ambassador to Lebanon, Mohammad Fathali, said Tehran will lend a hand to Lebanon in its fight against the rise of terrorism.

“With our experience in combating terrorism, we offer countries in the region all weapons, equipment and training by technicians required, especially to fight terrorism,” Fathali told Press TV.

“We are ready to fully cooperate with the Lebanese military and security personnel under no conditions.”

He said the aim of the cooperation is to combat “extremism and violence.”

The Lebanese Army and security forces have launched a preemptive crackdown against possible terror cells operating in the country, and militants who might have infiltrated Lebanon with aim of carrying out terrorist attacks.

Authorities have arrested a number of terror suspects linked to Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria. Last week, General Security apprehended a would-be suicide bomber at a Beirut hotel after his partner blew himself up to evade arrest.

 
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