Report: Quintet to press Berri as Johnson proposes timeframe


The five-nation group for Lebanon intends to pressure Speaker Nabih Berri in order to end the protracted presidential vacuum, a media report said.

“This will materialize in the meeting that will be held in Ain el-Tineh between Berri and the committee’s members,” the Nidaa al-Watan newspaper reported on Monday.

“The U.S. ambassador proposed to her quintet colleagues the idea of putting a timeframe for finalizing the presidential election, but they asked for waiting until the completion of the talks with the speaker on Tuesday,” the daily added.

“After meeting with Berri, the quintet will meet anew with the National Moderation bloc and a number of ministers,” the newspaper said.

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