Hezbollah’s leader welcomed French efforts to help #Lebanon out of financial crisis but that did not mean it would agree to any Govt or that French President Emmanuel Macron could act like the country’s ruler; still ready for dialogue under French plan, but new approach needed
4. In his second meeting, #Hezbollah acknowledged most of #France 's points discussed and refused an early election and @EmmanuelMacron accepted the rejection. Other politicians (Kataeb and Lebanese Forces) spoke about Hezbollah's disarmament. Macron rejected their argument +
3. President @EmmanuelMacron Macron's 1st private (one-to-one) meeting with #Hezbollah lasted 8 minutes. Hezbollah promised to forward a non provocative & a professional technocrat candidate but never gave up on his right to nominate his minister. Macron acknowledged & accepted.+
French President Emmanuel Macron warned of a new civil war in Lebanon if Hezbollah and the entire Lebanese political class can't put aside their personal and religious interests to unlock international aid and save the country from economic collapse.
For the first time in French history, a French president, Macron, met in privacy, twice, with Hezbollah’s parliamentary group leader, where he emphasised that France....
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