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Saudi unblocks military aid to Lebanon: Lebanese source

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud (L) greets Lebanese President Michel Aoun in Riyadh on January 10, 2017Saudi Arabia and Lebanon agreed Tuesday to hold talks on restoring a $3-billion military aid package, opening a “new page” in relations, a Lebanese official source said. “The blockage is lifted,” said the official in the delegation of Lebanese President Michel Aoun, who held talks over lunch with King Salman in the Saudi capital. After a tense year which saw Saudi Arabia freeze the aid deal over what it said was the dominance of Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah movement, Aoun arrived in Riyadh on Monday night with a delegation of ministers.

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