Washington made its views known in a phone call from Kerry to Lavrov.
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated the support of the United States for Lebanon's stability and efforts by Prime Minister Tammam Salam toward governing by consensus.The ISGL was formed by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and then-President Michel Sleiman in 2013 to help Lebanon cope with the Syrian crisis.In February, the U.S. provided the poorly equipped Lebanese Army with over 70 M198 Howitzers as well as 26 million rounds of ammunition including small, medium and heavy artllery rounds.The statement said Salam and Kerry also discussed the need for Parliament to convene and elect a president as soon as possible, in accordance with Lebanon's Constitution and National Pact.
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