September 1, 2019 / 4:30 PM / 3 months ago

Lebanon's Hariri calls U.S., France about Israel-Hezbollah fire exchange at border

FILE PHOTO: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri is seen during the meeting to discuss a draft policy statement at the governmental palace in Beirut, Lebanon February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Aziz Taher/File Photo

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri called the U.S. Secretary of State and France’s top diplomat on Sunday as Israel and Hezbollah exchanged fire along the Lebanon border.

Hariri’s office said he made the calls “asking the United States and France to intervene in the face of developments at the southern border.”

Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Susan Fenton

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