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28 September 2020, 13:42 Ali Hassan Khalil to LBCI: We have no comments to say about the French president's press conference. The agreed initiative is there in writing and was distributed and everyone one knows what it states.
27 September 2020, 20:19 Macron: I have not asked Iran to mediate with Hizbullah.
27 September 2020, 20:06 Macron has granted the Lebanese parties four to six weeks to form a new government, warning of another approach should they fail in that.
27 September 2020, 20:01 Macron: The Taef Accord does not stipulate that any party has the right to monopolize a certain ministry or funds.
27 September 2020, 20:00 Macron: The U.S. sanctions created a tense atmosphere in Lebanon.
27 September 2020, 19:58 Macron: I do not have evidence that Iran has obstructed the situation in Lebanon.
27 September 2020, 19:57 Macron: We will work with the regional partners, including Iran, regarding the situation in Lebanon.
27 September 2020, 19:57 Marcon: The issue is in the hands of Berri and Hizbullah -- do they want to involve Shiites in the Lebanese interest or in the worse scenario?
27 September 2020, 19:55 Macron: I did not manage to resolve the dispute between the U.S. and Iran.
27 September 2020, 19:52 Macron: The formation of a Lebanese government is the only way forward.
27 September 2020, 19:50 Macron: I hold all Lebanese leaders responsible for the failure, topped by President Aoun.
27 September 2020, 19:48 Macron: Hizbullah should not think that it is stronger than it actually is.
27 September 2020, 19:48 Macron: Amal and Hizbullah decided that nothing should change in Lebanon and I understood that Hizbullah did not honor the pledge it made to me. The failure is their failure and I don't bear its responsibility.
27 September 2020, 19:48 Macron: I'm ashamed over what the Lebanese leaders are doing.
27 September 2020, 19:47 Macron: We do not fear a civil war in Lebanon.
27 September 2020, 19:46 Macron: Reforms are a necessity and an irreversible condition so that Lebanon can get the assistance it needs.
27 September 2020, 19:46 Macron: The formation of a government without Shiites is not a realistic choice.
27 September 2020, 19:45 Macron: There is no alternative but to work with all parties in Lebanon.
27 September 2020, 19:44 Macron: Sanctions are not the right tool at the moment.
27 September 2020, 19:43 Macron: Hariri erred by adding a sectarian factor to the roadmap before correcting his mistake.
27 September 2020, 19:34 Macron: The French initiative is still on the table and Lebanese leaders must seize this last chance.
27 September 2020, 19:32 Macron: Hizbullah must respect all Lebanese.
27 September 2020, 19:32 Macron: No one can win over the others and I hold all parties responsible.
27 September 2020, 19:31 Macron: I salute the Lebanese Army's sense of responsibility.
27 September 2020, 19:30 Macron: Lebanese political forces favored their partisan interests over the public interest.
27 September 2020, 19:30 Macron: Some preferred to set up traps for others and they put the sect before the country.
27 September 2020, 19:29 Macron: The leaders of Lebanese institutions have not honored their pledges.
27 September 2020, 19:27 Macron: On September 1, all Lebanese political forces pledged to form a mission government within 15 days and the French initiative is still valid until today.
27 September 2020, 19:27 Macron: France will always stand by the Lebanese people.
27 September 2020, 19:25 Lebanon recorded 1,012 new coronavirus cases and seven deaths over the past 24 hours.
27 September 2020, 19:03 The army has arrived on the Jal el-Dib highway where protesters are trying to block the road.
27 September 2020, 19:01 Protesters are blocking the highway in Jal el-Dib.
27 September 2020, 18:45 Russia Today TV: Macron and the Saudi crown prince have agreed on the need to resolve the Lebanese crisis through Hariri.
27 September 2020, 15:35 Speaker Berri called on everyone to pay attention to the terrorist attacks on security forces, warning that Lebanon and the North are in "the eye of the terrorism storm."
27 September 2020, 14:17 The army has arrested five of the relatives of slain terrorist Omar Brais.