With Beirut Reeling After Blast, US Prepares ‘Maximum Pressure’ Sanctions On Lebanon

Just a week after the August 4 Beirut port explosion the Trump administration is about to ramp up a “maximum economic pressure” campaign on Lebanon targeting Hezbollah and its allies

With the country reeling in the wake of the deadly blast – its worst disaster going back to the destruction and death of the 2006 war – Washington is attempting to “drive a wedge between Hezbollah and its allies as part of a broader effort to contain the Shiite force backed by Tehran,” as The Wall Street Journal writes.

Just days ago France’s Emmanuel Macron personally urged Trump to “reinvest” in Lebanon instead of a sanctions campaign, apparently to no avail.


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