Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

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PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday gave Lebanese politicians until the end of October to start delivering on reforms, saying financial aid would be withheld and sanctions imposed further down the line if corruption gets in the way.

Macron told a news conference in Beirut that political leaders had agreed to form a government of experts in the next two weeks to help chart a new course for the Middle East nation collapsing under the weight of an economic meltdown.

“There is no blank cheque given to Lebanon, this is a demand with an appointment in six to eight weeks,” Macron said in his second visit in less than a month to press for action to tackle a financial …

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