Macron pressures Lebanese leaders on swift reforms 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 4:42pm

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The French president visited Beirut for the second time in less than a month to urge sectarian leaders to carry out vital reforms to relieve its economic crisis. Some critics call this a neocolonial overstep by France, while others see this as a historical, moral responsibility to the former protectorate. Host Carol Hills speaks with Julien Barnes-Dacey, director of the Middle East and North Africa program at the European Council on Foreign Relations.