Macron 'won't let Lebanon collapse', says country can't bear new war with Israel


French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged that he “will not let Lebanon collapse and vanish,” as he warned against a new conflict with Israel.

In an interview with Lebanon’s French-language daily L'Orient-Le Jour, Macron also stressed that justice must be fulfilled in the Beirut port blast case.

“I will never surrender and I won’t let Lebanon collapse and vanish. Despite the opposing winds and difficulties, I will maintain this approach with firmness, realism and pragmatism,” Macron said.

As for the sea border demarcation file, the French president warned that Lebanon “will not bear a new conflict on its southern border” with Israel.

“It will be more lethal and destructive than (the war of) 2006,” he cautioned.

Such a conflict “will not be in the interest of any Lebanese side. Everyone must realize this. And in this regard, it is very important not to politicize the very difficult issue of border demarcation with Israel,” Macron added.

Comments 5
Thumb 8 days

What a fool, Lebanon has already collapsed! Wake up, France has become weak and irrelevant.

Missing womendoc 8 days

Agree and war will be our only hope for a change

Thumb 8 days

A Revolution… but due to sectarianism it ain’t gonna happen anytime soon.

Missing singldad 8 days

blah blah blah.. all talk.. no action...

Thumb chrisrushlau 7 days

France has consistently refused to build an aircraft carrier, preferring to use Lebanon for off-shore force-projection ......................Charles de Gaulle is the flagship of the French Navy. The ship, commissioned in 2001, is the tenth French aircraft carrier, first French nuclear-powered surface vessel, as well as the only nuclear-powered carrier completed outside of the United States Navy. She is named after French statesman and general Charles de Gaulle.
France regrets its oversight and will grant Lebanon independence immediately.