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EU, U.S. affirm Lebanon support, diverging from Saudi

06:01 EST 8 Nov 2017 | Yahoo News

EU, U.S. affirm Lebanon support, diverging from SaudiBy Tom Perry and Lisa Barrington BEIRUT (Reuters) - The European Union and the United States on Wednesday reaffirmed support for Lebanon after the resignation of its prime minister, striking a sharp contrast to Saudi Arabia, which accuses Beirut of declaring war because of the Shi'ite group Hezbollah. Statements of support from EU ambassadors to Lebanon and the United States have set a different tone to their Sunni Gulf ally Saudi Arabia, which has lumped Lebanon together with the Iran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah as parties hostile to it.


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