Macron says Hezbollah shouldn't compromise Lebanon's sovereign interests
Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati had received on the occasion of Lebanon's independence day a letter from French President Emmanuel Macron that the Grand Serail published on Tuesday, a day before the PM met with the French President's envoy in Beirut.
Before his envoy Jean-Yves Le Drian reiterated the need to elect a President in a meeting with Mikati, Macron warned in his letter that the presidential vacancy might weigh on the country's ability to overcome its crises and to prevent a security deterioration related to the war in Gaza.
Macron said that the involvement of Lebanon in the Hamas-Israel war would have "serious repercussions for the country," blaming Hezbollah without naming the group for "compromising" Lebanon's interests.
"No party should use Lebanese territory in such a way as to compromise the country's sovereign interests," the letter said.