U.S. to give extra $67 million to Lebanon's army, says senior U.S. official

Army soldiers are deployed after gunfire erupted in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

The United States will offer an additional $67 million to support the Lebanese army, U.S. Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland said in Beirut on Thursday.

Speaking at a news conference, Nuland said the United States was working with the Lebanese authorities, alongside the World Bank and humanitarian relief agencies, to help the country amid its deep economic crisis.

(Reporting by Lilian Wagdy; Editing by Edmund Blair)

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