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Arms shipment to Lebanon to arrive in April

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has announced that the first arms shipment of the Saudi grant, which has been stalled for more than year, will arrive to Lebanon on April 1.
French President Francois Hollande attends a news conference in Riyadh December 29, 2013. France will supply weapons to the Lebanese army if it is asked to do so, French President Hollande said on Sunday during a visit to Saudi Arabia where he met King Abdullah. REUTERS/Stringer (SAUDI ARABIA - Tags: POLITICS) - RTX16WOP
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French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius declared that the first shipment of arms to the Lebanese army as part of the Saudi grant will arrive on April 1 — April Fool's Day — continuing the joke on Lebanon.

The Saudi grant, which was announced on Dec. 29, 2013, is now more than 400 days old, and the senior French official chose the only day regarded by both the Lebanese and the French as a joke to implement it.

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