France says EU to raise pressure on Lebanese officials

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France’s foreign minister on Monday warned key Lebanese officials that the European Union was now exploring ways to exert pressure on those who have obstructed finding a solution to the economic and political crisis in the country.

In a statement, the foreign ministry said Jean-Yves Le Drian had spoken to President Michel Aoun, Parliamentary Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri to outline his position.

(Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Alison Williams)

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