Frenchman Macron gives Lebeanese 4-6 weeks for roadmap, excludes sanctions for now

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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a press conference on the political situation in Lebanon following the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Moustapha Adib, in Paris, France, September 27, 2020. Lewis Joly / Pool via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he would give Lebanese leaders an additional four to six weeks to implement a roadmap proposed by France to get the country out of the brink of chaos, but has ruled out for the moment to impose sanctions on its leaders.

Macron said he didn’t think imposing sanctions would help at this point, but could consider it at a later stage in conjunction with others.

Reporting by John Irish and Matthias Blamont; Edited by Alison Williams

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