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The President of Lebanon accused Israel of instability on southern borders

The aggressive actions taken by Israel on the border with Lebanon on Monday, threatening stability in the region, said the President of Lebanon Michel Aoun at a meeting of the Supreme Council for national security.

On Monday, the media reported about the "incident" in the area of Shebaa farms on the Lebanese-Israeli border. After a reported clash with a firearm. Eyewitnesses told RIA Novosti about the shelling by Israel of a settlement Kafarshuba in southern Lebanon. The Hezbollah declared involvement in the clashes on the southern borders, noting that the fire was only one party - Israel.

France called the conditions of aid to Lebanon

France is ready to assist Lebanon in addressing the economic crisis as soon as the Lebanese government will hold the necessary reforms, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of France Jean-Yves Le Drian at a press conference in the building of the foreign Ministry of Lebanon in Beirut.

Le Drian arrived in Beirut on an official visit on Wednesday evening. Thursday held a meeting with President of Lebanon Michel Aoun, during which Le Drian conveyed a verbal message from the French leader with the confirmation of the willingness of Paris to provide assistance to Beirut in a difficult economic situation.

France is ready to help Lebanon out of the crisis after the reforms

The Minister of foreign Affairs of France Jean-Yves Le Drian conveyed the oral message to the President of Lebanon, Michel Aoun from his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, a statement about the willingness of Paris to help Beirut to cope with the economic crisis while conducting reforms, the press service of the presidential Palace.

"The oral message of the President of France announced support of Lebanon, his country in a difficult situation, as it always was for many years. Le Drian told about the intention of France to help after the necessary for Lebanon reforms", - says the press service.

The king of Jordan discussed with the head of CENTCOM situation around Palestine

Jordan's king Abdullah II discussed in Amman with the head of the U.S. Central command (CENTCOM), General Kenneth McKenzie, the situation in the middle East, including the Palestinian question, and the fight against terrorism.

"King Abdullah II received on Saturday the head of U.S. Central command General Kenneth Mackenzie. During the meeting they discussed the strategic partnership between the two countries, primarily in the field of military cooperation and security... we also Discussed the situation in the region, the Palestinian issue," - said in an official statement, the Royal Palace.

The analyst praised the relations between Israel and Lebanon

Statements from tel Aviv about the intention to start drilling on the deposits in the disputed Maritime area Lebanon have limited the provocative impact, a new Lebanese-Israeli war is unlikely in the foreseeable future for several reasons, told RIA Novosti the Lebanese political analyst and writer Wasim buzzy.

Earlier, the President of Lebanon Michel Aoun said that Israel's decision to start producing oil offshore in the disputed Lebanese territories will lead to escalation of tension. Special attention was paid to Aung pool is Block-9, test drilling on the Lebanese side plans to begin in the coming months.

Lebanon's foreign Ministry summoned the Ambassador of the United States after her criticism of the movement "Hezbollah"

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Lebanon, the Hittite Nazif called a meeting in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the US Ambassador in this country, Dorothy Shea, which is expected to be protested against intervention in the internal Affairs of Lebanon after an interview in which she criticized the Hezbollah, said on Sunday television channel Skynews Arabia.

According to TV channel, the American Ambassador should visit the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Lebanon on Monday at the request of the Minister of foreign Affairs, who is going to mention about the inadmissibility of incitement of the situation in Lebanon.

In Lebanon detained over 35 participants of pogroms and collisions

Military security forces arrested 36 rioters and clashes with the army and the police, the press service of the Ministry of defence of Lebanon.

On Monday, the President of Lebanon Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Hassan Diyab stated the need to identify and arrest all the masterminds and perpetrators of the pogroms and clashes with police. The Prime Minister said that certain forces within the country and abroad are trying to destabilize the situation in Lebanon and endangering civil society, and private and public property.

In Beirut, police used tear gas against demonstrators

The demonstrators began to massacre the Parliament building in downtown Beirut, hundreds of people breaking glass Windows and pelted the guards with stones, the correspondent of RIA Novosti from the event.

Security forces used tear gas to disperse the crowd. To the place of profit additional forces.

Lebanon will send a request to the UN security Council on the extension of the peacekeeping mission

The Lebanese government decided to send a request to the UN security Council to extend the mission the United Nations Interim force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for a year, said the President of Lebanon Michel Aoun after meeting with Prime Minister Hassan Diaba, the ambassadors of the permanent members of the Security Council and the UN special representative ján kubiš.

"President Michel Aoun reiterated Lebanon's commitment to the international forces operating in southern Lebanon, UNIFIL and noted their positive role. He noted that the government had decided to send a request to the UN security Council on the extension of their mission for a year without changes to the mandate, concept of operations and rules of engagement associated with them," - says the press service of the presidential Palace.