Iran plans to sell more arms to ‘friendly’ states

March 11th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS  

Tehran, March 10 (IANS) Iran plans to sell more arms to “friendly” neighbouring countries in the new Iranian calendar year starting March 20, a minister said Saturday.

Deputy Defence Minister Majid Bokaei, however, did not mention the name of the friendly states, Xinhua reported citing Mehr news agency.

In February, Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi told his Lebanese counterpart Fayez Ghusn that one of Tehran’s strategic policies was to strengthen the Lebanese army.

Lebanon should have a strong army to defend its interests in the region, and should be protected against threats, Vahidi said at the time.

In October 2011, Iran’s ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi also said Tehran was ready to equip the Lebanese army.

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