Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Trump Praises Lebanon for Blocking Entry of IS; Will Continue US Support to Counter Syrian Mil.

U.S. President Donald Trump today (July 25, 2017) praised Lebanon's efforts to guard its borders to prevent Islamic State (IS) and other militant groups from gaining a foothold inside their country, and promised continued American help, according to the VOA News website.

"America's assistance can help ensure that the Lebanese army is the only defender Lebanon needs," Trump said at a White House news conference after talks today with Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri.

Trump did not specify what level of support Lebanon would receive.

Lebanon's military has received hundreds of millions in military assistance from the United States and Britain in recent years, as part of efforts to bolster Lebanon against a threat from militants across the Syrian border.

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