U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon urges Lebanese politicians to put aside difference to form government

BEIRUT — After her meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun to discuss the inability of President Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri to agree on the formation of a new government, U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Dorothy Shea called on all politicians in Lebanon to put aside their differences and form a new government to save Lebanon from its current state of crisis.

Ambassador Shea’s comments came while at Baabda Palace. The U.S. has consistently reaffirmed its commitment to standing by and supporting the Lebanese people, she noted.

Shea also emphasized that there is a need for courageous leaders who are willing to put their partisan disputes aside and work together to save the country from its various crises.

Ambassador Shea joins the chorus of foreign officials urging Lebanese politicians to form a government capable of facing the country’s economic collapse, which is the worst crisis the country has experienced in decades.