Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The departing French ambassador confirmed that the second installment of weapons for the Lebanese Army as part of the tripartite deal between Paris, Riyadh and Beirut will be delivered "in the next few weeks".Patrice Paoli also hinted that the French envoy tasked with solving the presidential deadlock won't be making new trips to Beirut after he assumes a new post. Speaking to reporters during a news conference ahead of France's Bastille Day, Paoli denied reports that the $3-billion deal for the Lebanese Army had been scrapped or even suspended. Paoli said Lebanon's stability was guaranteed by the Lebanese Army rather than an international agreement to keep Lebanon stable.According to Paoli, change cannot happen overnight.Paoli explained that the envoy's inability to make breakthroughs regarding the Lebanese presidential impasse should not be seen as a "failure" of France, saying that his country played the role of the "facilitator" all along.
Italian minister hints military equipment may be sent Lebanon’s way
King Salman urges Lebanese to elect president
Aoun, Geagea bury the hatchet for good of Lebanon
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE