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U.S. Meets With Lebanon Security Head to Resolve Israel Dispute

  • Trump’s national security adviser, CIA chief meet with Ibrahim
  • Israel, Lebanon began effort this week to resolve sea border
Abbas Ibrahim
Abbas IbrahimPhotographer: Anwar Amro/AFP via Getty Images
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Lebanon’s security chief held talks with top administration officials in Washington this week as the U.S. seeks to resolve his country’s energy dispute with Israel and free an American journalist kidnapped in Syria, according to people familiar with the matter.

Abbas Ibrahim, the influential head of Lebanon’s General Security agency, spoke with Robert O’Brien, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, at a dinner on Friday night, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private meetings. He also met Central Intelligence Agency Director Gina Haspel.