Berri Says Relayed Message to US Administration Through Bellingslea

W460

Speaker Nabih Berri told the US Treasury Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea during a meeting on Monday that Lebanon “won’t compromise its national interest,” the National News Agency reported on Tuesday.

Berri said in a statement released by his media office: “We heard (from Bellingslea) ideas about the measures taken by the US administration towards Lebanon. We in turn, said what must be said and conveyed to his (US) administration what our supreme national interest dictates towards Lebanon, its institutions, its people and constants,” he said.

Berri stressed that Lebanon’s national interest “won’t be compromised.”

The US official is in Lebanon on a two-day visit.

He met Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Berri on Monday, and warned that future US sanctions would target any party suspected of providing "material" support to the Iran-backed Hizbullah movement.

SourceNaharnet
Comments 3
Thumb s.o.s 24 September 2019, 14:56

Just ran his face in the imagenet roulette and got this

baron, big businessman, business leader, king, magnate, mogul, power, top executive, tycoon: a very wealthy or powerful businessman

They partly got it right, but he’s the head of a militia and a robber

Thumb whyaskwhy 24 September 2019, 19:46

The pic is at least 15 years old! lol. He has aged quite a bit but still good to run uncontested into his 90's. Remember the high level of quality that his followers demand in their leadership....

Thumb lebanon_first 25 September 2019, 08:08

The message is:

Berri: "please mr. Billingslea dont impose sanctions on my 93 service stations in Michigan"