US, France Seek Saudi Support to Help Lebanon out of Crisis

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US, France Seek Saudi Support to Help Lebanon out of Crisis

The United States and France have embarked on a joint diplomatic activity seeking Saudi support aimed at helping Lebanon out of its crippling economic and political crises, officials said Thursday, in the latest Western attempt to rescue the country from total economic collapse and a social explosion.

U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Dorothy Shea and French Ambassador to Lebanon Anne Grillo flew to Riyadh Thursday for meetings with Saudi officials.

“The US and French envoys’ visit to the kingdom is definitely aimed at rallying Saudi support to lift Lebanon out of its political and economic crisis, and consequently prevent a much-feared social explosion,” Mustapha Alloush, deputy head of the Future Movement, told The Daily Star.

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Source: The Daily Star