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Pompeo: We stand by peaceful Lebanese demonstrators calling for reforms

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a press conference with Kuwait's foreign minister in Kuwait City on 20 March, 2019 [JIM YOUNG/AFP/Getty Images]
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a press conference with Kuwait's foreign minister in Kuwait City on 20 March, 2019 [JIM YOUNG/AFP/Getty Images]

On Friday the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, announced "we proudly stand by the Lebanese people in their peaceful demonstrations calling for a reform and an end to corruption".

Pompeo's statements were posted on the Facebook account of the US Embassy in Beirut.

"The United States is ready to work with a new Lebanese government that meets the needs of the Lebanese by building a stable, prosperous, independent and secure country," he added.

Since 17 October, Lebanon has witnessed a growing popular movement calling for the departure of the ruling political elite, and the formation of a non-partisan government, especially after the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri.

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