U.S. urges post-election Lebanon to keep policy of staying out of foreign wars

By REUTERS
May 8, 2018 17:43
Breaking news

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)

BEIRUT - The US embassy in Beirut on Tuesday urged all parties in Lebanon to uphold the country's policy of disassociation from foreign conflicts, as they looked ahead to the formation of a new government after parliamentary elections on Sunday.

"We urge all parties to uphold Lebanon's international obligations, including those contained in U.N. Security Council Resolutions 1559 and 1701," it said in a statement.The resolutions relate to the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Lebanon and the disarmament of all militias including Hezbollah.

Parties allied with the heavily armed Shiite Hezbollah group, which has previously fought wars with Israel, won more than half the seats in the election.


Related Content

Breaking news
August 23, 2019
Florida man gets 15 months for threatening to kill Bernie Sanders

By REUTERS

Cookie Settings