U.N. disappointed with Lebanese leaders

NEW YORK — On Monday, following a session of the International Support Group for Lebanon, the U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Jan Kubis, expressed disappointment with the weak response of Lebanese leaders to the warnings and advice of the United Nations.

The need for political and economic reforms in the country, especially following the massive explosion at Beirut’s port, is of the utmost importance, said Kubis.

The expectations of the International community were well known, according to Kubis, and without urgent reforms requiring broad political support, only limited financial aid will be delivered to Lebanon will not be able to get any aid rescue.

Both the United States and France have invited Kubis to discuss Lebanon’s ongoing issues following a visit to Beirut by French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hill after the explosion.