Saudi Arabia Suspends $3 Billion Military Aid to Lebanon


RIYADH—Saudi Arabia said Friday it will suspend $3 billion in military aid to the Lebanese army in response to what it called Hezbollah’s domination of the Lebanese government. The Wall Street Journal reported.

Saudi Arabia’s Sunni Muslim government announced in 2013 that it would give Lebanon’s army the bulk sum to purchase weapons from France. The kingdom later agreed to a separate $1 billion deal to equip the Lebanese police. The amount paid remains undisclosed. Riyadh intended the aid to bolster the Lebanese army as a counterbalance to the Iran-backed militant group.