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London Urges Lebanese to Face Tribunal Challenges Wisely

Britain’s Foreign Office spokesperson Barry Marston said Lebanon’s stability is guaranteed by justice achieved in ex-Premier Rafik Hariri’s assassination case.

In an interview published Thursday, Marston said Britain will continue to provide financial and moral support to the international tribunal.

He stressed London does not see it necessary to warn Hizbullah that the release of the indictment would lead to instability in the country and a return to confrontations.

Britain urges all parties, including Hizbullah, to act wisely and face such challenges with rationality, Marston said.

He also rejected accusations that the Special Tribunal for Lebanon is politicized. “It is independent and works with impartiality.”

About relations with Syria, the Foreign Office spokesperson said: “We welcome the normalization of diplomatic ties with Lebanon but we have some reservations over its relations with Hizbullah and Hamas.”


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