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Washington will deliver a new batch of weapons to Lebanon

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The White House has decided to provide additional military assistance to Lebanon totaling $ 120 million, reports TASS statement by the American ambassador to Beirut Elizabeth Richard.




On the eve, the ambassador met with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. The head of the Central Command (CENTCOM) of the US Armed Forces Joseph Votel also took part in the conversation.

We discussed assistance programs (Lebanon) through the US Department of Defense. A new batch of weapons - in the amount of $ 120 million - includes six light multi-purpose helicopters MD-530, six unmanned aerial vehicles, communications equipment and night vision devices,
told Richard.

According to her, this equipment and equipment will allow "to strengthen the capabilities of the Lebanese army while ensuring the protection of the country's borders and carrying out counter-terrorist operations."

Earlier, the embassy stressed that Lebanon is among the five largest recipients of US military assistance. Over the past 10 years, the United States has delivered to this country weapons and military equipment for $ 1,5 billion.
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  1. Teberii
    Teberii 14 December 2017 12: 12 New
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    Ukrainians will ask even more.
    1. self-propelled
      self-propelled 14 December 2017 13: 30 New
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      put in Lebanon. and who gets it all in Lebanon
  2. Conductor
    Conductor 14 December 2017 12: 20 New
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    And this is all humanitarian aid! You can cook cartridges, and carry cotrabandu on tourists' helicopters. UAVs will also adapt, to the radio apparatus - they will listen to the voice of America or sell there to Iran.
  3. alex-cn
    alex-cn 14 December 2017 12: 31 New
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    But in Lebanon, Hezbollah is one of the most important forces ... so to whom did they put the weapons?
  4. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 14 December 2017 12: 36 New
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    The Americans want the Lebanese army to somehow oppose
    Hezbollah. But this does not happen. Lebanese Christians are tired of many years
    wars with Muslims and Syrians. The Druze do not want to fight for anyone at all.
    And in Hezbollah (and Lebanese Shiites in general), Iran is constantly pouring money.
    Therefore, the Lebanese army is seated on bases. And if they are attacked
    on the way (on patrol) a Hezbollah unit - they give up weapons without a fight.
  5. demo
    demo 14 December 2017 12: 36 New
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    According to her, this equipment and equipment will allow "to strengthen the capabilities of the Lebanese army while ensuring the protection of the country's borders and carrying out counter-terrorist operations."
    I wonder which side are the terrorists? Really from the south? Guessed?