France Will Increase Pressure On Lebanese Officials Who “Abandoned Public Interest”


A task that was deemed of high urgency has spanned out for longer than the country can even afford: forming a rescue government for in line with the French initiative.

France, which is at the forefront of efforts to help , has long grown tired of Lebanese officials prolonging the government formation process and turning it into a saga of a kind. Reports that Europe and America are preparing to sanction officials are not unfounded.

In recent statements to Sky News Arabia, the French Foreign Ministry confirmed that “will not hesitate to act against Lebanese officials who have abandoned the public interest for their personal interests.”

The French Foreign Ministry added that it was in contact with its partners, especially the European Union, to study and develop sanctions.

This accompanies reports that Europe might impose a travel ban on Lebanese politicians, in addition to freezing their foreign assets, in hopes to increase pressure on them to act.

“Help us help you,” French Foreign Minister had urged Lebanese officials back in July 2020, a month before the Beirut Explosion. However, the ruling officials have proven to deem ’s alarming situation of no urgency.

Now, Le Drian is warning that “concrete proposals are being prepared against the same people who have abandoned the common good for their personal interests.”

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