Report: FBI Chief Expected in Beirut
In a first, FBI Director Christopher Wray will reportedly visit Lebanon after being appointed in his post following a confrontation with his predecessor James Comey, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Thursday.
Preparations for the visit were surrounded with “confidentiality”, well-informed diplomatic sources told the daily, describing it as “urgent and important.”
They added that Wray “wants to have direct talks with senior Lebanese officials.”
The US official heads a large delegation of senior aides who are charged with security, military, intelligence and economic portfolios, to hold wide consultations with senior Lebanese military and security officials, according to the daily.