In jab at Trump plan, Lebanon says no investment at expense of Palestinian cause

Lebanon does not want investment at the expense of the Palestinian cause, its parliament speaker Nabih Berri said on Sunday after the White House unveiled the $50 billion economic part of its Middle East plan.


"Those who think that waving billions of dollars can lure Lebanon, which is under the weight of a suffocating economic crisis, into succumbing or bartering over its principles are mistaken," Berri said in a statement from his office.


Lebanon's rejection of settling Palestinian refugees who must have the right of return stands at the forefront of these principles, the statement said.


פרסום ראשון: 06.23.19, 11:36