US News Lebanon: After the threats of France, the silence of the officials, the enthusiasm of opponents

02:10  08 may  2021
02:10  08 may  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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There has been a political stalemate in Lebanon since the government collapsed in the wake of the deadly Beirut Port explosion in 2020, as politicians fail to agree on who should form a new government to address the nation’s challenges. If they do not act now in a responsible surge of effort, they will face the consequences of this failure. The threat of new sanctions comes weeks after France imposed entry restrictions on a number of Lebanese politicians who have been accused of impeding the negotiations on a new government, extending the political stalemate.

France 24 is not responsible for the content of external websites. Audience ratings certified by ACPM/OJD. “No to Hezbollah, no to its weapons,” said a sign held up by Sana, a female protester from Nabatiyeh, a city in southern Lebanese , a Hezbollah stronghold. “Weapons should be only in the hands of the army,” said the 57-year-old. Supporters and opponents of Hebzollah threw stones at each other prompting the army to intervene by forming a human chain to separate them, an AFP photographer said.

Le ministre français des Affaires étrangères Jean-Yves Le Drian reçu par le président libanais Michel Aoun. © Joseph Eid Dalati and Nohra / AFP The French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian received by the Lebanese President Michel Aoun.

At the end of a two-day visit to Beirut, the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has strongly criticized the leaders and threatened with severe penalties those who block the political process. Official officials went in an embarrassed silence, the opponents showed their enthusiasm.

with our correspondent in Beirut, Paul Khalifeh

Samy Gemayel, the chief of the Christian party Kataeb, does not hide his satisfaction. He was one of the opposition and civil society representatives received by Jean-Yves Le Drian Thursday, May 6th. According to him, France has changed from Cap to Lebanon by betting either on the traditional political class, but on "the forces of change".

Normandy. Stéphane Bern in filming for "The favorite village of the French", in Villerville

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In comments to reporters in Geneva on Friday, the spokesman for the UN high commissioner for human rights, Rupert Colville, urged Israel to “call off all forced evictions” within East Jerusalem amid ongoing violent clashes as Israeli authorities push to evict Palestinian families from the area. “We wish to emphasise that East Jerusalem remains part of the occupied Palestinian territory, in which international humanitarian law applies,” Colville said. He also warned that moving civilians from an occupied territory is a criminal offense under international law and “may amount to war crimes.”

France 's top officials have reiterated their pledge to continue fighting terrorism in the aftermath of the killing of a policewoman by a suspected Islamist outside of Paris. “We will stop at nothing in our resolute fight against Islamist terrorism,” Macron tweeted shortly after news of the attack emerged. France has endured multiple terrorist attacks mounted by hardline Islamists over the past few years. The latest deadly streak came last year and included the gruesome murder and public beheading of a school teacher who showed a cartoon of Islam’s Prophet Mohammed in class.

During his two previous visits in August and September 2020, Emmanuel Macron had brought together representatives of the main parties sitting in Parliament. Eight months later, his Minister of Foreign Affairs did not know, coming with short protocol meetings with leaders. But he received members of the opposition for two hours and figures close to the protest movement.

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Michel Moawad, an former member who left Parliament to join the opposition, holds the same speech. France, he said, is now convinced that "the approach of the Lebanese problem must not be financial and economic" but also political.

Loyalists, they are more reserved. MP Assaad Dergham, a member of the free patriotic current, CPL, founded by President Michel Aoun, hoped that sanctions against political figures accused of blocking, considered by France, should not be "politicized like those of the United States "

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three weeks only after arriving on RMC, Julien Courbet had been quickly dismissed more than thirty years ago. The facilitator told this anecdote in "ON is live" on France 2. © Dr. Three weeks only after arriving on RMC, Julien Courbet had been quickly dismissed more than thirty years ago. The facilitator told this anecdote in "On is live" on France 2.

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