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Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Richard Jones’ Arrival in Lebanon

Embassy Beirut is pleased to announce the arrival of Ambassador Richard Jones, who has assumed the duties of Chargé d’Affaires ad interim at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut. Ambassador Jones will help fill a transition period until the nomination and confirmation of an ambassador. Ambassador Jones has deep experience serving in the region, including as ...
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Remarks by Ambassador David Hale Marking the Anniversary of the U.S. Marine Barracks Bombing in Beirut

-Delivered at an internal U.S. Embassy Beirut ceremony- Good morning everyone.  Thank you very much for joining us today to remember the sacrifice of so many members of our Mission here in Lebanon. We remember the victims today of several criminal and deadly acts of terrorism.  On April 18, 1983 a suicide bomber attacked the ...
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U.S. Embassy Beirut Announces the 2016 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Scholarship

The U.S. Embassy in Beirut is pleased to announce the 2016 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program. This scholarship offers high school students between 14 and 16 years old the opportunity to spend one academic year in the United States.  The selected students live with American host families, attend U.S. high school, learn about ...
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America Delivers Hellfire Missiles and Precision Munitions to the Lebanese Armed Forces

Ambassador David Hale visited Beirut Airbase this morning to inspect America’s latest delivery of “Hellfire” missiles and artillery munitions to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF).  The shipment provides the LAF with 50 “Hellfire” air-to-ground missiles and 560 artillery rounds, including some precision munitions.  This represents $8.6 million worth of U.S. security assistance to Lebanon and ...
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Ambassador Hale Inaugurates Tactical Training Facilities at ISF Academy

Today, Ambassador Hale celebrated the inauguration of a new tactical village and administrative and forensics building at the Internal Security Forces (ISF) Academy in Aramoun.  These facilities represent an investment of $10.2 million by the U.S. government in Lebanon’s security services.  After unveiling the inaugural plaque alongside ISF Director Major General Basbous, the Ambassador toured ...
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