Trump says U.S. aid to Lebanon can help fight Islamic State

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 25, 2017 3:43 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised Lebanon's efforts to guard its borders to prevent Islamic State and other militant groups from gaining a foothold inside their country and promised continued American help.

"America's assistance can help ensure that the Lebanese army is the only defender Lebanon needs," Trump said at a White House news conference with Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri.

(Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe and David Alexander; editing by Doina Chiacu and Grant McCool)