A phone call between Aoun and Pompeo and expected sanctions

United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo in a phone call with the Lebanese President Michel Aoun welcomed the return of negotiations between Lebanon and Israel on the maritime borders.  

According to a statement from the U.S. Department of State, with reference to the phone call, ''Pompeo remembered the first annual anniversary of October 17th Protests, pointing out the U.S. is looking forward to form a Lebanese government that is committed and able to apply reforms that would lead to economic chances and a better rule and put an end to the widespread corruption. 

Pompeo told Aoun that his country to ''send aids to reconstruct the damaged quarters in Beirut by the blast that hit the port on August 4th .

From his part, Aoun thanked Pompeo on the role played by the U.S. as an easing mediator in negotiations, stressing that Lebanon is steadfast on preserving it's rights and sovereignty on land and sea.  

In an remarkable development, sources in Washington unveiled that the U.S. Treasury intends to chase Lebanese that hold the American citizenship and reside on the Lebanese territories to impose sanctions on them, if proven conspired in the tax evasion and not stating their jobs, in compliance with law.


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