AP - Iran says it is ready to provide aid to the Lebanese army as well as the Shi'ite Hezbollah group to help combat "terrorists."
- Assad's Lifeline: Russia, Iran, Hezbollah
- Report: Iran Behind Bombing of IDF Troops
- 'Israel Aids Syrians to Keep Extremists at Bay'
- Analysis / Hezbollah Could Trigger Third Lebanon War
- Israel Fears 'Creative Ideas' Won't Allay Iran's Nuke
- Lebanon Bars More Syrian Refugees
- France Inks $3b Deal to Arm Lebanon
- Lebanon's Druze Wary of Syria War
- Listen to Nasrallah
Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, was quoted by state TV as saying that "supporting the Lebanese nation, army and resistance will still remain on Iran's agenda."
Hezbollah's allies refer to it as the "resistance" because of its stated mission of driving Israel out of occupied territory.
"Iran is ready to transfer its experience in order to improve security in Lebanon and the region, and to combat terrorists," he said during a meeting with Lebanese Defense Minister Samir Moqbel in Tehran on Sunday.
Iran is a main backer of Hezbollah, which is widely seen as being more powerful than the Lebanese army.