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Biden promises $100 million in aid to crisis-hit Lebanon

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US President Joe Biden on Wednesday promised $100 million in additional aid for Lebanon as he pressed the crisis-wracked nation to undergo reforms.

“Today I’m announcing nearly $100 million in new humanitarian assistance,” Biden told a UN-backed donor conference for Lebanon led by France.

“But no amount of outside assistance will ever be enough if Lebanon’s leaders do not commit to do the hard but necessary work of reforming the economy and combating corruption,” he said.

“It’s essential. It has to start now,” Biden said. “There’s no time to waste. You know it. We are there to help if you do it.”

The Biden administration did not immediately specify where the new funding would go........

© The Times of Israel

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