U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly expressed on Thursday her country's “grave concern” over Syria continued shelling of and incursions into Lebanon’s border region, said the U.S. Embassy in a statement.
She stressed to Prime Minister Najib Miqati “the United States’ expectation that the Syrian regime respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Lebanon.”
The ambassador emphasized that “the responsibility for the violence in Syria and the violence that threatens to spill over from Syria falls squarely on the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.”
Connelly and Miqati also addressed the premier's recent trip to New York where he attended the United Nations General Assembly.
The talks also focused on the political and security situation in Lebanon, along with regional developments.
The ambassador renewed the commitment of the United States to a stable, sovereign and independent Lebanon.
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