Secretary of State John Kerry, right, receives former Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Washington, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri called Wednesday after talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for the Saudi-led "Decisive Storm" military operation in Yemen to shift to Syria to remove the regime of President Bashar Assad for killing its people.Hariri's talks with Kerry covered the situation in Lebanon and developments in region, particularly the 4-year-old war in Syria, the conflict in Iraq and the war in Yemen, according to a statement released by the ex-premier's media office.Hariri said his talks with Kerry also touched on maintaining stability in Lebanon and the 11-month-old presidential vacuum.Hariri's meeting with Kerry came amid concerns over Hezbollah and Iran's role in Lebanon and the region.Hariri expressed his gratitude for American support for the Lebanese Army, after the U.S. delivered dozens of new armored Humvees in January to help protect Lebanese soldiers.Earlier Wednesday, Hariri updated the Lebanese Caucus in Washington D.C. on the situation in Lebanon during a meeting at the U.S. Capitol, according to a statement released by his media office.
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