Lebanon News

Mikati to Clinton: Lebanon will fulfill its international obligations

Mikati meets with Clinton during the 66th annual United Nations General Assembly.

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Najib Mikati told U.S. Secretary of State that Lebanon will fulfill its international obligations during a meeting in New York Monday.

“We discussed many international issues including Lebanon and the prime minister has assured me that Lebanon will meet its international obligations,” Clinton said following their meeting.

The prime minister is in New York to preside over meetings of the United Nations Security Council, over which Lebanon is presiding in September.

Lebanon is currently under international scrutiny over its funding of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. The country is yet to pay the 49 percent of the funding for 2011 that it is obliged to provide under U.N. Security Council Resolution 1757 and there are fears that the Hezbollah and its allies, who hold a majority in the government, would attempt to block the decision to provide funding in the Cabinet.

Hezbollah has denounced the tribunal which earlier this year indicted four of its members over the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.  

 

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