Lebanon's Shi'ite Amal movement surprised by Macron accusations

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron looks on during a news conference in Vilnius, Lithuania September 28, 2020. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Shi’ite Amal movement expressed surprise on Tuesday over accusations French President Emmanuel Macron made against them.

“The movement, while it respects the role French President Macron has played, is surprised by comments he made that included accusations and holding (the Amal Movement and Hezbollah) especially responsible,” in a reference to the collapse of government formation talks, the statement said.

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