Press release

Foreign Secretary condemns assassination in Beirut

Foreign Secretary condemns terrorist attack in Beirut and highlights UK support for Lebanon’s stability.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Responding to the bomb attack this morning which killed Lebanon’s former Finance Minister, Foreign Secretary William Hague said:

I strongly condemn the terrorist attack that took place in central Beirut this morning which resulted in the death of former Lebanese Minister of Finance Mohamad Chatah and killed and injured many others. My sympathies go out to Mr Chatah’s family and to all of those affected by this appalling crime.

The United Kingdom remains fully committed to supporting Lebanon’s stability and to putting an end to the culture of impunity. Those responsible for this attack must be brought to justice.

Further information

Follow the Foreign Secretary on twitter @WilliamJHague

Follow the Foreign Office on twitter @foreignoffice

Follow the Foreign Office on facebook and Google+

Media enquiries

Published 27 December 2013