The Lebanese PM calls calls on Israel in Beirut on sovereignty

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PHOTO FILE: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri is seen at the meeting to discuss a draft policy statement at the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon 6 February, 2019. REUTERS / Aziz Taher / File Photo

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Sunday, said that increased tensions posed a threat to regional stability, which he described as an open attack on the country's sovereignty.

Hariri said that he was in consultation with President Michel Aoun about the next steps he would ask for the “new attack”. He also said that there was a heavy presence of planes in the sky above the capital and its suburbs, his office said in a statement.

Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Edited by Angus MacSwan

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