Lebanon’s Hariri to meet Pompeo in a visit to Washington

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Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri is scheduled to meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday, during a personal visit to Washington.

During the visit, Hariri is expected to discuss US-Lebanon relations as well as Lebanon’s security and political stability.


The US lists the Lebanese Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, and has sanctioned several wings and leaders of the party, most recently security official Wafiq Safa and parliamentarian Mohamad Raad. Hezbollah is part of the newly-formed Lebanese government.

Despite reports that he is in Washington to accompany his daughter, who is enrolling in a Washington university, the Prime Minister scheduled several meetings with US officials, including the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing.

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