AshLee Strong, Doug Andres

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri:

“Prime Minister Hariri and I just concluded a timely discussion on the importance of a stable and secure Lebanon living in peace with its neighbors. I expressed my concern over Hezbollah’s expanded regional influence, and stressed the need to counter aggression from Iran and all of its proxies. In particular, Lebanon should continue to make progress enforcing international sanctions to cut off its banking sector from terrorist organizations and their supporters. Finally, I thanked Prime Minister Hariri for the efforts of the Lebanese Armed Forces to combat ISIS and al-Qaeda, and for hosting and providing for Syrian refugees.”

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