Security Council expresses concern over Lebanese sovereignty

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Rosemary DiCarlo

The Security Council is concerned about violations to Lebanese sovereignty and territorial integrity, according to US Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo, President of the Council for the month of July.

Speaking at a meeting of the Council on Wednesday, Ms. DiCarlo expressed the Council's concerned over a number of issues, including a spillover into Lebanon of the on-going conflict in Syria.

“As the impact of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon’s stability and security becomes more and more apparent, the Security Council underscores its growing concern at the marked increase of cross-border fire from the Syrian Arab Republic into Lebanon, which caused death and injury among the Lebanese population, as well as incursions, abductions, and arms trafficking across the Lebanese-Syrian border. The Security Council also expresses its concern at all other border violations.

The Security Council urged all parties in Lebanon to step back from any involvement in the Syrian crisis.

It also stressed the need for strong, coordinated international support for Lebanon to help it continue to withstand the multiple current challenges to its security and stability.

Gerry Adams, United Nations.

Duration: 1’19″

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