Lebanese official: U.S. envoy said Israel seeks no escalation in dispute over wall

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Posted: Feb 08, 2018 5:12 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.S. envoy has assured Lebanese officials that Israel does not want an escalation over a dispute about a border wall, a senior Lebanese government official told Reuters on Thursday.

"Regarding the visit of the American envoy, he held talks regarding the wall with Israel and said there is no call for concern and there is no direction toward escalation. He assured the Lebanese that Israel does not want escalation," the senior Lebanese government official said.

(Reporting By Laila Bassam and Lisa Barrington, writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)