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Tillerson, int'l powers to meet in Paris to support Lebanon’s Hariri

Tillerson, others to meet in Paris to support Lebanon’s Hariri

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri in Paris, Al-Arabiya quoted the State Department as saying on Friday.


Secretary Tillerson will participate in the International Support Group (ISG) for #Lebanon ministerial on Friday, December 8, 2017 in #Paris, #France.

The two will meet during a ministerial meeting of the International Lebanon Support Group, a body that includes the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, Britain, China, France, Russia and the US.

Hariri rescinded his resignation on Tuesday, drawing a line under a month-long crisis triggered when he announced from Riyadh that he was stepping down and remained outside Lebanon for weeks. 

The US State Department statement said Tillerson would encourage the Lebanese government and other nations to “move more aggressively” in limiting Iran-backed Hezbollah’s “destabilizing activity in the region.

Last Modified: Friday، 08 December 2017 01:34 PM