U.S. tells Lebanon not to fear sanctions over energy supply plans, PM's office says

U.S. Ambassador Dorothy Shea handed Mikati a letter from the U.S. Treasury Department

  
Lebanon's President Michel Aoun meets with U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Dorothy Shea, at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon August 16, 2021. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun meets with U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Dorothy Shea, at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon August 16, 2021. Dalati Nohra/Handout via REUTERS

BEIRUT, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Lebanon told the Lebanese government that it should not fear a U.S. sanctions law over its plans to receive energy supplies from the region, the office of Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Miqati said on Friday.

Dorothy Shea handed Mikati a letter from the U.S. Treasury Department "to answer some of the concerns the Lebanese authorities had regarding regional energy agreements that the United States helped facilitate between Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt," the statement from the prime minister's office said.

(Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; Editing by Edmund Blair) ((Nayera.Abdallah@thomsonreuters.com;))


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