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Lebanese authorities asked Russia to help them with guns and tanks to combat terrorism

Lebanese authorities asked Russia to help them with guns and tanks to combat terrorism

Lebanese authorities asked Russia to help them with guns and tanks to combat terrorism
July 11
20:59 2016

Such information was announced by the Ambassador of Lebanon in Russia, Shawki Bou Nassar.

The Lebanese authorities are negotiating with Russia of the purchase of guns, T-72 tanks and antitank guided missile “The Kornet”. “We continue to negotiate with Russia to adopt this type of Russian weaponry which very importnat for us. We are the details at the level of specialist,” the Lebanese Ambassador said.

The diplomat explained that authorities of the two countries are going to realize their plans during this year. The most important issue is the cost of the weaponry.

In addition, Beirut hopes that Russia will transfer helicopters as a grant.

“Six or seven years ago, Russia promised to transfer to Lebanon 8-9 helicopters. It has not still been done.

 

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