U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers remarks at the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) Global Emerging Technology Summit in Washington, DC, U.S. July 13, 2021. Jim Watson/Pool via REUTERS
WASHINGTON, July 15 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Lebanese politician Saad al-Hariri’s announcement on Thursday that he had abandoned a months-long effort to form a new government was a “disappointing development.”
“Leaders in Beirut must urgently put aside partisan differences and form a government that serves the Lebanese people,” Blinken said in a statement.
Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham
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