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Berri Describes Refusing Iran’s Aid as Unreasonable

Appeals to Lebanon to refuse Iran’s aid to help the Lebanese army with the fight against terrorism are dismissed as illogical by the Lebanese parliament speaker.

Lebanon’s Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri referred to calls for rejecting Iran’s aid to the Lebanese army as irrational.

“Only a madman would refuse the donation in time of need,” Berri said in a televised interview aired Thursday, the Daily Star newspaper reported.

On September 30, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said in Beirut that Tehran would provide military equipment to the Lebanese army for the fight against terror.

On Thursday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham reiterated Tehran’s readiness to provide Lebanon with military assistance in its fight against Takfiri terrorism.

The Iranian official said the Lebanese army was in the frontline of the battle against terrorism.

Afkham also pointed to the failure of certain parties in fulfilling pledges of support for the Lebanese military.

She said Tehran awaits Lebanon’s response over the proposed arms transfer.

Lebanon has been rocked by the spillover of the conflict in Syria, where the Takfiri terrorists belonging to the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are operating.

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