Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab used the platform of an international donor conference on the Syrian crisis in Brussels Tuesday to appeal for protection for Lebanon from sanctions targeting the Syrian regime, particularly those newly implemented by the United States under the Caesar Act.
Syrian refugees stand outside their tent at a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese town of Majdal Anjar, Lebanon. (File photo: AP)
Lebanon has clearly asked that they should not be targeted by sanctions linked to #Syria (ie Caesar) at the #Brussels Conference. Should not be a problem if Lebanese banks are not used to circumvent sanctions on human rights abusers in Syria, or a safe haven for any of them.— Ibrahim Olabi (@IbrahimOlabi) June 30, 2020