BEIRUT: Washington released $105 million in military aid to the Lebanese Army shortly before Thanksgiving, the Associated Press reported late Monday.
“The $105 million in Foreign Military Financing funds for the Lebanese Armed Forces was released just before the Thanksgiving holiday and lawmakers were notified of the step Monday, according to two congressional staffers and an administration official,” AP reported. Reuters first reported that U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration was withholding the security aid for Lebanon on Oct. 31. There was widespread pushback from Republicans and Democrats.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on December 03, 2019, on page 1.