Tuesday, January 21, 2014

U.S. Embassy Condemns Terrorist Bombing in Haret Hreik

January 21, 2014
Media Notice
For Immediate Release
The United States Embassy condemns today's terrorist bombing in the Haret Hreik region of southern Beirut in the strongest terms. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the victims and their families. Abhorrent acts of terrorism such as this undermine the peace and unity the Lebanese people seek and deserve; the only answer to such attacks is to reinforce support for the state, which has sole responsibility for enforcing the rule of law. We reiterate our support for the Lebanese Armed Forces and Internal Security Forces as the legitimate institutions of the Lebanese state that protect and serve all Lebanese, and we call upon all parties to refrain from acts of violence and work with those security forces to help ensure those who commit these acts of terror are brought to justice. The United States renews its call for the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions 1559 and 1701, the Taif Agreement, and the Baabda Declaration. Full implementation of these accords would help ensure a stable, secure and free Lebanon.