France, Saudi arabia nearing $3-B Lebanon arms deal


PARIS: France and Saudi Arabia are close to signing a $3-billion arms deal for Lebanon, the Elysee Palace said on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) following talks between President Francois Hollande and the Saudi crown prince. “It will not be signed Monday but it is being finalized,” an aide to the president said. The deal is for military equipment and arms to be supplied to Lebanon’s army.



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