Skip to main content

Lebanon: Politics and Government

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Lebanon; and if he will make a statement. (175903)

The security situation in Lebanon remains unpredictable, with tensions running high over the election of a new President. Last month a bomb attack in Beirut killed General Francoise al Hajj and several others. We strongly condemn such attacks, which can only exacerbate tensions at an already difficult time. We urge all Lebanese parties to redouble their efforts to resolve the current crisis by peaceful and democratic means.