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Increase in tensions at the border between Syria and Lebanon

Statement by the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
(Paris, 22 April 2013)


France is deeply concerned at the increase in tensions at the border between Syria and Lebanon. During the weekend, the fighting that took place in Syria around Qusayr was accompanied by further rocket attacks against the Hermel region in Lebanon. These rocket attacks compromise Lebanon’s integrity and sovereignty and threaten the security of the Lebanese people.

France calls for the respect of Lebanon’s integrity and sovereignty. It urges all Lebanese parties to respect the commitments undertaken in the Baabda Declaration of June 15, 2012, aimed at disassociating Lebanon from the war in Syria.


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