Lebanon is engaged in talks with Russia to buy weaponry and special equipment for the country, Lebanese Interior and Municipalities Minister Nouhad Machnouk told International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya.

“There are talks on buying Russian arms and special equipment by Lebanon … there will be a lot of positions. The Lebanese military has a lot of experience of working with Russian weapons. So they [Lebanese military] will soon determine what is needed,” Machnouk said.

The minister also said the future deal will be sponsored by Saudi Arabia. “As for the Army, the Lebanese Army’s chief of general staff will arrive in Moscow before the end of this month. He will be the one negotiating for which needs [Lebanon] can receive the gift of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” he stated. […]