"Everyone knows you have an Iranian agenda. We know your history very well, we know your particular identity – but are you Lebanese: yes or no?"
Many in Lebanon believe that French intervention is sorely needed.
Macron was met at the airport by President Michel Aoun in the French leader's second visit in less than a month.
“In view of the rising number of violent attacks on Jewish citizens, it is time to bring back the armed military to guard Jewish neighborhoods, synagogues, schools and other community institutions.”
He said that with regard to the letter, Macron gave him a courteous but evasive answer, "dodging the heart of the subject."