Berri heads a Parliament session in Beirut, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Parliament, HO)
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Berri said he had considered calling for Kardel's expulsion but held back to avoid putting Lebanon at odds with the international community.Later, Kardel was summoned to New York over Lebanese complaints about her conduct and returned with a "new look," aiming to fix her relationship with Berri.Kardel reportedly tried to make an appointment to meet Berri in a bid to rebuild trust but was turned away. Berri noted that his relationship with officials and delegations from international organizations was highly dependent on their views on Israel. In the interview, he said he had declined a farewell visitation request from outgoing UNIFIL commander Maj. Berri's run-in with the two bodies is the second of its kind this year between Lebanese officials and the United Nations.
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