UN expresses solidarity with Lebanon

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Derek Plumbly

The United Nations will stand by Lebanon through the difficult period, says Derek Plumbly, the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon.

Mr. Plumbly issued a statement on Monday amid reports of clashes in the Middle Eastern country following the assassination of a senior army officer last Friday.

Donn Bobb reports.

Brigadier-General Wissam al Hassan and others were killed and more than a hundred people injured on Friday in what Mr. Plumbly has described as a "heinous act of terrorism".

The UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon and ambassadors of the five permanent members of the Security Council met with the President of Lebanon, General Michel Sleiman on Monday.

Mr. Plumbly says he and the ambassadors of China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States requested the meeting to express their solidarity with Lebanon at this difficult time.

They underlined to the President their support for his leadership and the efforts he is currently undertaking in consultation with all Lebanese parties, Mr. Plumbly adds.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

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