Iran’s ambassador to Lebanon met Thursday with Lebanon’s defense minister and top military officials over the expansion of military ties between the two countries, Iran’s Fars News Agency said.

Ambassador Mohammad Fathali met with Defense Minister Samir Moqbel, Army Commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi and Army Intelligence Chief Brig. Gen. Edmond Fadel.

During the meeting, Fathali highlighted Tehran’s willingness to offer military aid to the Lebanese Army and help the country fight against extremist groups. […]