Diplomatic source: Macron gives Lebanese political powers time, threatens them with sanctions

Sources revealed that French President Emmanuel Macron had threatened to impose sanctions on Lebanese personalities, and that he had given him 3 weeks to reach a new political compact.

A diplomatic source said that Macron gave the Lebanese political forces 3 weeks to reach a new political compact, according to Al Arabiya.

The source added that Macron threatened that the sanctions would affect Christian and Sunni personalities, not just Shiites, and Macron confirmed that countries and international organizations participating in the Paris conference to support Lebanon have made pledges of about 253 million euros in the short term to help the Lebanese people.

This comes, while the statement of the donors ’conference in Lebanon, which was held remotely, organized by Paris, called for a reliable and independent investigation into the Beirut port explosion.

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