Saudi Prince Discusses Lebanese File with U.S. Officials


Saudi Arabia's deputy defense minister has discussed the Lebanese file with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and State Department officials during a low-key visit to Washington that tackled several regional issues.

The State Department said the prince, Khalid bin Salman, met senior State Department officials Victoria Nuland and Derek Chollet and that Blinken participated in only part of the meeting.

The group discussed, among other issues, "the need for economic reform and humanitarian relief for the Lebanese people," a State Department statement said.

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Default-user-icon ChristianLebanese (Guest) 08 July 2021, 13:30

No matter how important financial or regional help might be for Lebanon, the main issue for Lebanon's exit from the crisis is simply internal and has to do with who would govern and what kind of speedy reforms, no matter how difficult they might be on the Lebanese, are taken. Lebanon is not economically bankrupt. Lebanon is politically bankrupt and its resurrection could only be attained through change of guard. However, would this transpire at anytime at the hands of the Lebanese, who are the source of all laws in the country? I am not that sanguine the Lebanese are up to the task. They might be educated, and yet, practically illiterates and taken by their corrupt leaders.

Thumb doodle-dude 08 July 2021, 15:00

lol @'the sunni moslem from Nabatieh with a fake British passport'