The European Union condemned the killing of Lebanese minister Pierre Gemayel on Tuesday, and said those behind the slaying of the prominent anti-Syrian politician must be brought to justice.
"Those responsible for this cowardly assassination ... must be found and judged," EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said.
"Once again, Lebanon has paid a heavy price for its determination to live in peace and independence," Solana said in a French-language statement.
"In my name, and that of the European Union, I pay homage to the courage and determination of all those who are struggling for an independent, sovereign and united Lebanon," Solana said.
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