Lebanon to begin receiving massive shipment of French arms

April 17, 2015 16:17

The anticipation in Lebanon is percolating this weekend as the country prepares to receive a large infusion of French armaments that observers hope will go a long way toward bolstering the military.

According to the English-language newspaper The Daily Star, Israel’s neighbor to the north is due to incorporate some $3 billion worth of French military hardware into the ranks of its army. The weapons transaction was subsidized by Saudi Arabia, according to Lebanese press reports.

The agreement calls for France to provide Lebanon with warplanes and cruisers.

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