President Michel Suleiman said that the $3 billion military grant given to Lebanon by Saudi Arabia is not limited to a certain class of weaponry and expressed his hope that parliament would convene soon to decide on a suitable program for use of the money.

“Our aim is for the army to be strong and to arm it with new and developed weaponry,” Suleiman said in a press conference at the international forces center in Tyre Wednesday.

“No one should tell us that some weapons are forbidden for us as nothing is forbidden for us.” […]