France Voices Fear over Lebanon, Says Situation Is Alarming

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France Voices Fear over Lebanon, Says Situation Is Alarming

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian affirmed that the situation in Lebanon is very alarming and the social crisis is worsening.

France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Wednesday voiced alarm over the situation in Lebanon, stressing that social dissatisfaction could lead to an escalation in violence.

"The situation is alarming, with an economic, financial, social and humanitarian crisis now reinforced by the risks of the coronavirus," Le Drian told a parliamentary hearing.

"The worsening social crisis ... risks increasing the risk of violence," he said, referring to recent inter-religious violence,” he said.

Le Drian stressed that the government had to implement reforms so that the international community could help Lebanon, saying that he would head to Beirut soon to make that clear to the authorities.

Source: Kataeb.org