Tehran rejects arming Lebanon’s Hezbollah

August 7, 2008

TEHRAN (ISNA) -- Tehran’s ambassador to Beirut Mohammad Reza Sheibani has rejected allegation that Iran is supplying military aid including anti-aircraft missiles to Lebanon’s resistant group Hezbollah, Xinhu reported.

Sheibani made the remarks after a meeting with Lebanese Foreign Minister Fawzi Salloukh.
Sheibani said in his meeting with Salloukh that he had suggested that Tehran can provide technical, engineering and technological services to Lebanon.
He also said Iran hopes Lebanese President Michel Suleiman would answer to Iran’s official invitation to pay a visit to Tehran in the near future.
On Iran’s stance regarding Suleiman’s planned trip to Syria, he said Tehran welcomes strong ties between Middle Eastern counties.
******* Iran’s Ambassador to Beirut Mohammad Reza Sheibani (right) held talks with Lebanon’s President Michel Suleiman on Wednesday.