New York

15 August 2013

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Lebanon

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the car bomb explosion that targeted the neighbourhood of Rouweiss in the southern Beirut suburbs today. He expresses his condolences for those killed and extends his deep sympathies to those injured.
Such acts of violence are completely unacceptable and only reinforce the determination of the international community to continue supporting Lebanon’s security and stability at a time of severe regional turbulence. During this period of heightened tensions, the Secretary-General urges all Lebanese to remain united, to rally around their State institutions and to focus on safeguarding Lebanon’s security and stability. He hopes that the perpetrators will be brought to justice as soon as possible.