BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – U.S.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States is ready to support the Lebanese government if it implements real reforms.

According to Reuters, Pompeo said on Wednesday: “Washington is ready to help Lebanon if the government works in a way that does not make it hostage to the Lebanese armed group (Hezbollah).”

“If the Lebanese government shows its willingness to take such measures, the United States and the entire world will help in the recovery of its economy again,” he told reporters.

Lebanon is facing an acute financial crisis, which reports indicate is the greatest threat to its stability since the 1975-1990 civil war.

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2020-06-28 17:29

The Lebanese government is complicit with Hezbollah.They have been smuggling oil, arms, foodstuffs and all kinds of goods into Syria for years trying to prop up Assad. That continues to this day in direct violation of the Caesars Act and they have no plans to quit. They do not have the political will to root out corruption or take the necessary steps to restructure their finances to qualify for an IMF loan, not that would matter anyway so long as they are not going to pull away from Hezbollah. This country is heading back into civil war.