Mikati denies receiving warnings about Israeli attack on Lebanon


Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati for his part denied receiving “warnings that the Israeli enemy might wage a large-scale attack on Lebanon.”

“Mr. Prime Minister stresses that these leaks and reports are baseless and are part of the pressures that are being exerted on Lebanon,” his press office said.

“He also reassures that he is carrying out broad diplomatic contacts in a bid to halt the continued Israeli aggression against south Lebanon,” the press office added.

A British embassy spokesman had also denied, in remarks to the al-Arabi al-Jadeed news portal, that the UK had warned Lebanon of an imminent Israeli attack.

Al-Akhbar newspaper had reported Tuesday that the UK had “specified a mid-June date for the Israeli strike” and that Lebanon was advised to “carry out the necessary measures to stock up supplies for the war.”

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