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Int'l Community Warns Lebanon over Govt. Deadlock

The international community has warned Lebanon that planned aid could go to other countries should the government formation impasse continue, media reports said.

“Senior diplomatic officials have told some (Lebanese) officials over the phone that the European Union and the United States, and even the United Nations, are dismayed by the current Lebanese situation and that if the government deadlock continues, aid earmarked for Lebanon could go to other countries,” al-Joumhouria newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri was tasked with forming a new government on May 24.

His mission is being hampered by wrangling over ministerial seats, especially over Christian and Druze representation.


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