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.
A judge from the Lebanese city of tyre Muhammad Masih, issued a verdict banning the Lebanese journalists to interview the U.S. Ambassador in Beirut, Dorothy Shea, has resigned, according to the Lebanese TV channel "al-Mayadin".
Mazeh judge on Friday ruled the ban to the media in connection with the statements of the American Ambassador in interview to TV channel "al-Hadas", which was regarded as a blatant interference in the internal Affairs of Lebanon and aimed at destabilizing the situation in the country. For violating an order the judge imposed a fine in the amount of 200 thousand dollars and the revocation of the license. American diplomat in an interview with broadcasting from Dubai channel "al-Hadas" he accused the Shiite party Hezbollah that it does not make a decision that would help Lebanon emerge from the economic crisis, depriving the country of billions of dollars.