Thursday, May 29, 2008

Secretary Rice on President Suleiman's speech

US Department of State

Secretary Rice's Remarks: Remarks En Route Stockholm, Sweden
Wed, 28 May 2008

Excerpts on Lebanon

QUESTION: One on Lebanon? How did you take President Suleiman's speech or -- at the Parliament? How did you assess that?

SECRETARY RICE: First of all, we very much look forward to working with the new President of Lebanon. We've long supported his election. I'm very glad for the Lebanese people, in particular, that it's finally taken place. And he is someone that we believe will defend Lebanon's interests, Lebanon's independence, Lebanon's sovereignty, and Lebanon's democracy. And we will continue to work with him and those are all elements that he emphasized in his speech. Thank you.

Released on May 28, 2008