US says refugees can't return now, won't interfere in presidential file

The Syrian refugees cannot return to their country from Lebanon due to the inappropriate circumstances and the absence of a political solution, U.S. State Department Arabic Spokesperson Sam Werberg said.

The return decision must be in the hands of the refugees, Werberg added, in remarks to Lebanon’s al-Jadeed television.

Separately, Werberg said that Washington does not have any communication with Hezbollah and that the Iran-backed party is not playing an important role in the presidential election file.

He added that the United States will not interfere in the presidential vote and that it is up to Lebanon to take the decision.

Asked about the arrest warrant issued for Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh, Werberg said the decision belongs to the French government.

Source: Naharnet

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