Hale meets Prime Minister Tammam Salam at the Grand Serail, Friday, May 3, 2014. (The Daily Star/Dalati&Nohra,HO)
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United States Ambassador to Lebanon David Hale left for Riyadh for meetings with former Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Saudi official to discuss international support for Lebanon, a statement by the U.S. embassy said on Saturday.A senior political source had told The Daily Star Friday that the U.S. was urging rival Lebanese parties to elect a new president before the constitutional deadline of May 25 in order to avoid a vacuum in the presidency.Before he left for Riyadh, Hale held talks on Friday with Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Tammam Salam.
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