U.S. envoy in Lebanon says 'page turned' after interview ban

Reuters |
Published: 06.29.20 , 17:23
The U.S. ambassador in Lebanon said on Monday the page had been turned on an incident sparked by a court ruling banning media in the country from interviewing her after she heaped criticism on the Iran-backed Shi'ite group Hezbollah.
A Shiite judge in the southern city of Tyre ruled on Saturday that comments made by Ambassador Dorothy Shea had incited sectarian strife, and banned media in Lebanon from interviewing her for a year.
The foreign minister in Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed government summoned Shea to the ministry on Monday.