Lebanon - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (13.11.17)

Q – This morning, Jean-Yves Le Drian called for "non-interference" in Lebanon in order to find a solution to the political crisis that has wracked the country since the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri. What countries or entities is he referring to, and do you have any questions about Mr. Hariri’s freedom of movement, as he has not yet returned to Lebanon?

Q - The Lebanese foreign minister is expected in Paris on Tuesday, and his French counterpart will travel to Riyadh on Thursday. How can France contribute to resolving the Lebanese political crisis?

Q - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri called on Iran yesterday not to interfere in the affairs of Lebanon and neighboring countries. Do you have any comment on this subject? What role can Iran play, through Hezbollah, to resolve the political crisis in Lebanon?


A – We hope that all those who exert influence in Lebanon will allow that country’s political actors to fully exercise their responsibilities.

Yesterday Saad Hariri called on Iran not to interfere in the affairs of Lebanon and neighboring countries. We believe that is an important prerequisite for stability in the region.

France is particularly attentive to Lebanon and hopes that the international community will speak with a single voice to guarantee its stability, unity, and security.

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