Thursday, August 08, 2019

Statement of the Ambassador of the United States to Lebanon, Elizabeth Richard

By U.S. Embassy Beirut | 7 August, 2019 |
The United States supports fair and transparent judicial review without any political interference. Any attempt to use the tragic June 30 event in Qabr el-Shamoun to advance political objectives should be rejected. The US has conveyed in clear terms to Lebanese authorities our expectation that they will handle this matter in a way that achieves justice without politically motivated inflammation of sectarian or communal tensions.