U.S. Releases $105 Million Military Aid to Lebanese Army

The Daily Star04.12.2019 Lebanon
U.S. Releases $105 Million Military Aid to Lebanese Army

U.S. Releases $105 Million Military Aid to Lebanese Army

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Washington released $105 million in military aid to the Lebanese Army shortly before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Associated Press (AP) reported late Monday.

 “The $105 million in Foreign Military Financing funds for the Lebanese Armed Forces was released just before the Thanksgiving holiday and lawmakers were notified of the step on Monday, according to two congressional staffers and an administration official,” AP reported.

 Reuters first reported that U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration was withholding the security aid for Lebanon on October 31, 14 days after the outbreak of nationwide protests and two days after Saad Hariri resigned as Prime Minister.

The Trump administration did not explain its decision, although there was widespread pushback from Republicans and Democrats. 

 



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