President Michel Sleiman reviews honor guards during his visit to the UNIFIL headquarters in Naqoura, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (The Daily Star/UNIFIL, HO)
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President Michel Sleiman reiterated Wednesday during a visit to south Lebanon his support for a national defense strategy that allows the Lebanese Army to benefit from Hezbollah's arms.Sleiman said that incorporating Hezbollah's arms under Army control would keep the resistance from becoming a source of local political rows.Lebanese political leaders were discussing the defense strategy proposed by Sleiman before the Dialogue stalled in September 2012 .Sleiman also said that the Army is stronger than before and expressed hope for more aid to the military, citing the United States support as a main factor that helped strengthen the military.
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