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Saudi Arabia pledges $3bn to Lebanon

Lebanese president, Michel Sleiman has said that Saudi Arabia has pledged $3bn to help strengthen the country’s armed forces and purchase weapons from France, calling it the biggest grant ever for the country’s military, Associated Press has reported. “The Saudi king decided to give a generous, well-appreciated grant to Lebanon amounting to $3bn for the Lebanese army, which will allow it to buy new and modern weapons,” Sleiman said in a televised national address.