Yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke by telephone with former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. The two discussed recent security incidents in Lebanon, the crisis in Syria, and steps the United States, the Government of Lebanon, and former Prime Minister Hariri might take to improve the situation. The Secretary expressed concern over heightened tensions in Lebanon and noted the importance of all Lebanese political parties supporting efforts to promote calm and stability. Secretary Clinton stressed the United States’ commitment to a stable, independent, and sovereign Lebanon.
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