Announcement

Foreign Secretary on resignation of members of the Lebanese Government

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Foreign Secretary William Hague condemns the continuing attempts to undermine the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

Following the decision by Hizballah and other opposition parties to resign from the Lebanese Government, the Foreign Secretary said:

“This is an extremely serious development which could have grave implications for Lebanon and for regional stability. I call on all parties to work together for a peaceful resolution of the crisis caused by Hizballah’s decision to withdraw from Government.

“I condemn the continuing attempts to undermine the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, which must be allowed to carry out its work without hindrance or impediment. Justice needs to be done and there must be an end to impunity for political assassinations in Lebanon”.