Israel has sharply criticized Russia for signing the arms deal with Lebanon, citing concerns that whatever arms the Lebanese army will posses will eventually fall into the hands of Hezbollah militants , Lebanon Files reported

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly urged the Russian leaders to cancel the deal . In his protest he reportedly said ” The arms that Russia gave to Syria was used by Hezbollah during the 2006 war .”

Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said at the end of the talks with Russian PM Vladimir Putin that Russia has decided to donate to the Lebanese army six helicopters model MI 24, thirty one tanks model T-72 , thirty six cannons 130 mm , about half a million munitions for various weapons and thirty thousand artillery shells for the 130 mm cannons.

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