Real reform key to international aid for Lebanon: US
23 Jan 2020
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at an event. File photo
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday only a Lebanese government "capable and committed to undertaking real and tangible reforms will restore investor confidence and unlock international assistance."
In a statement, Pompeo also urged "the government, army, and security services to guarantee the safety of citizens as they engage in peaceful demonstrations."
Lebanon formed a new government on Tuesday with the backing of Hezbollah, a group labeled terrorist by the United States.