Every day for more than a month, demonstrators have been in the streets expressing their anger and celebrating what they call their "revolution" in Beirut, Lebanon, Nov. 17, 2019. (Heather Murdock/VOA)
Every day for more than a month, demonstrators have been in the streets expressing their anger and celebrating what they call their ‘revolution’ in Beirut, Lebanon, Nov. 17, 2019.

BEIRUT - The United States is ready to work with a new Lebanese government that responds to the needs of its people, President Donald Trump said in a cable to Lebanese President Michael Aoun, according to a tweet from Aoun on Thursday.

Lebanon is mired in a deep political crisis amid nationwide protests that prompted Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri to resign on Oct. 29.


U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged Lebanon's leaders to form a new government capable of enacting reforms and fighting corruption after Hariri's resignation.

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