Washington Denies Reports of Establishing US bases on Lebanese territories

(Kuwait News Agency) — US Ambassador to Lebanon Jeffrey Feltman denied on Thursday newspaper reports of establishing US bases on Lebanese territories.
Feltman’s comment came in a press release as a response to local Lebanese newspapers’ report regarding a recent visit by a US high ranking military official and speculations of establishing US bases in several areas on the Lebanese territories.
The US Ambassador said they were not here to build bases in Lebanon, stressing at the same time that similar reports would be considered an insult to Lebanese army.
Feltman added the recent visit by the US military official aimed at providing support to the Lebanese army.
A local Lebanese newspaper said in its Thursday’s issue that the US is formally asking Lebanon to establish military bases in various areas on Lebanese lands.

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