- Title: Secretary of State Tillerson meets with Lebanese PM Hariri, talks Syria
- Date: 26th July 2017
- Summary: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (JULY 26, 2017) (STATE TV) U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE REX TILLERSON AND LEBANESE PRIME MINISTER SAAD HARIRI WALKING OUT AND SHAKING HANDS AND TILLERSON SAYING 'PRIME MINISTER, WELCOME TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT. IT'S A PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU' AND HARIRI SAYING: 'THANK YOU' (SOUNDBITE) (English) REX TILLERSON, U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE, SAYING: "So I had a very good working breakfast this morning with Speaker Ryan. We covered a number of important topics. Had a lengthy meeting with the Vice-President at the White House on important policies and I'm pleased to welcome the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Hariri, here at the State Department. Top of our agenda is going to be, as you would expect, Syria and regional security issues and I know the prime minister had a very, very positive meeting with President Trump yesterday and we look forward on kind of building out on some of the details from that meeting. Thank you all." TILLERSON AND HARIRI WALKING AWAY
- Embargoed: 9th August 2017 22:14
- Keywords: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri inclusive government extremism Syrian War Iraq
- Location: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES
- City: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016RCVW3R
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:U.S. Secretary of State met with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Wednesday (July 26) to discuss security regarding the war in Syria.
The meeting comes one day after President Donald Trump praised Lebanon's efforts to guard its borders to prevent Islamic State and other militant groups from gaining a foothold inside their country and promised continued American help.
As he addressed a crowd at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Hariri stressed support for Iraqi and Syrian governments that gave voice to all points of views.
He warned that less inclusive government could foment extremism.
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