France to Continue to Provide Military Aid to Lebanese Armed Forces

1 September 2010 (Last Updated September 1st, 2010 18:30)

France intends to continue providing military aid to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) in spite of pressure from the US and Israel to halt aid. The country will provide 100 anti-tank missiles to the Lebanese Army and intends to fulfil its promise to provide weapons, according to the D

France intends to continue providing military aid to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) in spite of pressure from the US and Israel to halt aid.

The country will provide 100 anti-tank missiles to the Lebanese Army and intends to fulfil its promise to provide weapons, according to the Daily Star citing an unidentified French official.

The long-range high subsonic optical remote-guided, anti-tank rockets, which can be fired from a tube, are designed to arm the French-made Gazelle army helicopters used by the LAF.

The US Representative Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, said France should cancel the deal until security and stability in the region is restored.