Lebanese judge bans interviews with U.S ambassador to Lebanon

The order comes in the wake of Shea’s comments with local broadcaster Al Hadath, where she signaled potential U.S sanctions on Hezbollah’s Lebanese allies.
by Annahar Staff

27 June 2020 | 18:42

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  • Last update: 27 June 2020 | 18:42

picture shows U.S ambassador Dorothy Shea. (Photo courtesy of the Embassy of the US in Lebanon).

A Lebanese Judge in Tyre has issued an order banning Lebanon-based local and international media outlets from interviewing U.S Ambassador to Lebanon Dorothy Shea.

The order comes in the wake of Shea’s comments with the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya's Al Hadath TV, where she accused Hezbollah of hampering economic reforms and signaled potential U.S sanctions on the Shiite party's allies.

Quoting the judge's decision, the National News Agency reported that media outlets, which violate the order, will be shut for a one-year period and will be subject to a $200000 fine.



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