Report: Kerry Not Scheduled to Visit Lebanon Soonإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will not visit Lebanon soon as he is occupied with addressing the crises in Syria and North Korea and several other international matters, media reports said on Tuesday.
According to As Safir newspaper, Kerry wasn't scheduled to head to Lebanon anytime soon.
However, sources told the daily that Washington is “closely following” the situation in Lebanon and voices its rejection to the violation of Lebanon's sovereignty.
The U.S. also reiterates the importance of controlling the border with the neighboring country Syria and stability, the sources said.
Concerning the formation of the new government led by Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam, the sources expressed support to Salam.
“The U.S. administration prefers not to interfere in the process of the formation of the new cabinet,” the sources added.
Salam has repeatedly said that his new government will be aimed at staging and overseeing the parliamentary elections.
The U.S. had described the appointment of Salam as “a positive first step in efforts to form a new government.”