BEIRUT

Lebanon News

U.S. calls on Syria to respect Lebanon’s territorial integrity

  • Lebanese President Michel Sleiman receives U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly at Baabda Palace on Monday, July 9, 2012. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)

BEIRUT: U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly called on Syria Monday to respect Lebanon’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, according to a statement by the U.S. embassy.

During her meeting with President Michel Sleiman at Baabda Palace, the U.S. envoy also voiced expressed concern over “recent cross-border shelling into northern Lebanon and expressed her condolences for the deaths of Lebanese civilians,” the statement said.

Two people, including an 8-year-old boy, were killed in north Lebanon over the weekend in separate incidents of shelling from the Syrian side of the border. Ten people were wounded as a result of the shelling.

The statement quoted Connelly as reiterating her government’s worry that the crisis in Syria may negatively affect Lebanon.

“The ambassador underscored that the U.S. remains concerned that developments in Syria not contribute to instability in Lebanon,” the statement said.

Talks between Connelly and Sleiman also touched on the political situation in the country and events in the region.

Connelly renewed her government’s commitment to a stable, sovereign and independent Lebanon, according to the statement.

 
Advertisement

Comments

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement

FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE

Interested in knowing more about this story?

Click here