Lebanese MPs Hold 'Positive' Talks with U.S. Lawmaker who Says Sanctions Leaks Inaccurate
A Lebanese parliamentary delegation held a “positive” Washington meeting on Thursday with U.S. lawmaker Ed Royce, the Chairman of the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, media reports said.
Royce described as “inaccurate” a leaked draft bill pertaining to expanded U.S. sanctions on Hizbullah and its allies, saying the leaks have caused great harm and emphasizing that Washington's support for Lebanon and its army will continue, Lebanese TV networks reported.
Lebanese delegation sources told LBCI television that the U.S. lawmakers and officials have become aware of the delicacy of the Lebanese situation.
The sources also said that Royce's draft “is still being drafted and it is different than what has been leaked.”
“There will be sanctions, but the draft will be evaluated and reformulated,” the sources added.