USA stoppar militärt stöd till Libanon

I Jerusalem Post kan man idag läsa om hur USAs kongress nu stoppar det militära stödet till Libanons armé:

WASHINGTON – The US Congress is blocking funding to the Lebanese military following a cross-border shooting attack on Israeli soldiers last week amidst concern it is cooperating with Hizbullah.

“This incident was tragic and entirely avoidable,” Rep. Nita Lowey (D-New York) said Monday. “US assistance is intended to enhance our safety and that of our allies.”

Lowey chairs the House appropriations subcommittee that authorizes such funds.

The $100 million in Lebanese military assistance approved for 2010 has yet to be disbursed, giving her a window to put the funding on hold for the immediate future.

Lowey is looking to find out more about the nature of what she termed an “outrageous incident,” as well as watching how Lebanon responds in the wake of the violence.

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