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UK details security support for Jordan and Lebanon as another maritime incident hits Red Sea region

19th November 2019 - 15:05 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


A number of Middle East countries have benefited from further monetary assistance from the UK over the past financial year as part of the government’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), including over £15 million ($19.4 million) in potential commitments from the MoD.

This includes Jordan and Lebanon, the former a key UK ally in the region and the latter seen as a strategic interest given Iran’s long-standing influence in the country through the group Hezbollah.

Jordanian funds for FY19/20 amounted to £4.5 million in non-Official Development Assistance (ODA) for the Quick Reaction Force (QRF), Joint Border and Jordanian Armed

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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