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France seeks cooperation from Iran, Russia on Lebanon

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Last Updated: August 12, 2020, 23:07 IST

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French President Emmanuel Macron spoke Wednesday to the leaders of Russia and Iran and urged them to cooperate with the rest of the international community to restore stability in Lebanon.

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron spoke Wednesday to the leaders of Russia and Iran and urged them to cooperate with the rest of the international community to restore stability in Lebanon.

While Iran and Russia are important power players in the region and have offered Lebanon aid since last weeks devastating explosion, neither participated in an international donors’ conference Sunday organized by France and the U.N. to help rebuild Beirut.

Macron visited Beirut in the wake of the blast and offered broad support for the former French protectorate.

Speaking with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, whose country backs Lebanons Hezbollah militant group, Macron said the regions major powers should avoid interfering or escalating tensions in Lebanon as it forms a new government, according to Macrons office.

And speaking with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Macron suggested that Russia should support Lebanon via collective efforts at the U.N. Security Council instead of through bilateral aid.

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first published:August 12, 2020, 23:07 IST
last updated:August 12, 2020, 23:07 IST
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