Western diplomats and international officials announced to Asharq Al-Awsat that die United States, die European Union and several Arab countries are considering sanctions against Lebanese personalities, including freezing of funds and travel bans.
The sources refused die Mention the names of the proposed personalities, die could be punished at the American, European and Arab levels. The sources also stated A state of anger and frustration due to total indolence Between the Lebanese leaders and their exploitation of the system, without any help for die To seek Lebanese people to end their economic suffering.
The sources also emphasized that die Lebanese leaders must do what is necessary to reform the country and die Improving conditions without waiting for outside miracles.
Faced with a suffocating crisis die has never been seen before, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned senior Lebanese officials on Monday that die European Union is currently looking for ways to put pressure on those who die behind a hindrance to the political and economic solution are the crisis in the country.
The State Department said in a statement that Le Drian had spoken to President Michel Aoun, Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri to clarify his position.
The political crisis in Lebanon occurred after the failure of the eighteenth meeting of the for die Government formation responsible presidents of the republic, Michel Aoun, and Saad Hariri over die new government structure in a dangerous turn.
The effects of failure did not end at the last presidential meeting, die only took 10 minutes. Rather, it happened during the “Presidency of the Republic” and the House of Center (circle of Prime Minister Hariri) to a “war of papers” and explanations of what allegations and responsibilities have been thrown around die To hinder government formation for more than five months.
It is noteworthy that Lebanon is experiencing a suffocating economic and financial crisis, die has never been observed even in the civil war, accompanied by the worsening of the political crisis due to the failure to die Government formation, in addition to the exacerbated health crisis, the coronavirus outbreak and the loss of the Lebanese pound more than 70% of its value against the dollar And the high percentage of unemployment and poverty rates.
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