UN chief warns of rising tension in Lebanon

November 13, 2010 03:12

UNITED NATIONS — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday warned that political tensions in Lebanon have increased markedly ahead of expected indictments by the UN-backed tribunal set up to prosecute the assassins of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

In a report to the UN Security Council circulated Friday, Ban said that "confrontation" over the tribunal "has led to a deterioration in the political consensus that had prevailed" since Lebanon's national unity government was formed in 2009.

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