Official Source: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Stops Aid to Arm Lebanese Army and Internal Security Forces 2 Riyadh

Friday 1437/5/10 - 2016/02/19
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The official source added that given these facts, the Kingdom has carried out a comprehensive review of its relations with the Republic of Lebanon in line with these positions and protection of the Kingdom's interests. The Kingdom has taken a number of decisions as follows:
First: Stopping the Saudi scheduled aid to arm the Lebanese army through the French Republic amounted to $ three billion.
Second: Stopping the rest of the Kingdom's planned assistance of $ one billion to the Lebanese Internal Security Forces.
The source added that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has exerted utmost efforts to prevent matters from reaching to the current status, confirming, at the same time, the Kingdom's stand by the Lebanese people with all its sects, and the Kingdom will not give the Lebanese people up and continue to support them, stressing that these positions do not represent the Lebanese people.
The source concluded that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia appreciates the positions issued by some Lebanese officials and dignitaries, including Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam, who expressed their stand by and solidarity with the Kingdom as well as their pride of the distinguished relations binding the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Lebanese people where the Kingdom is always keen to strengthen and enhance these relations.

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17:27 LOCAL TIME 14:27 GMT