Fractious political leaders, in power for decades, have traded blamed for hindering progress as Lebanon sinks into its worst crisis since its 1975-1990 civil war.
“I also underscored the importance for Lebanon's political leaders to implement reforms as called for by the Lebanese people,” Pompeo tweeted.
President Aoun said Lebanon relies on the US after he met with US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker.
Since the explosion, Lebanon's police have arrested 25 people, including the port's head.
Approximately 57% of the poll respondents did not demonstrate their enthusiasm regarding the idea of having Lebanon signing a peace deal with its Jewish neighbor.
In theory, Lebanon should be a template for a future peaceful Middle East. Theory, however, has had to bow to practical reality.
Concerning whether Lebanon would consider making peace with Israel, Aoun stated "That depends. We have problems with Israel and we have to resolve them first."
Nadim Koteich lamented the situation in Lebanon, comparing each citizen's portion of the GDP ($360)to Israel's, which he says is $3,600 for each citizen.
Hariri said the "continuation of the caretaker government is not the solution so let's stop wasting time and have the government bear the responsibility."
The protesters demand that the new government be composed of technocrats rather than politicians representing the country’s many ethnic and religious groups.