Defense Minister Freezes Weapon Permits in Nabatieh
Minister of Defense Elias Bou Saab issued a statement on Saturday freezing all weapon permits in the southern city of Nabatieh, the State-run National News Agency reported.
The Minister's decision takes effect in Nabatieh as of 06/09/2019 through 11/09/2019, according to a statement issued by the Minister’s office.
However, the decision excluded the following:
1- Weapon permits for diplomats.
2- Weapon permits for guards of current and former ministers, deputies, heads of political parties, spiritual leaders, and employees of foreign embassies strictly when accompanying diplomatic figures.
3- Permits to carry magnetic weapons.
The statement also pointed out that any violation of the resolution subject the perpetrator to penalties and prosecution.