Miqati: Lebanese Stand at U.N. Takes into Account Sensitivities of Situation in Lebanon
Prime Minister Najib Miqati stated on Thursday that Lebanon chose to “disassociate” itself from the United Nations Security Council statement on Syria out of its “firm position that it will not intervene in the internal affairs of other countries.”
He said before reporters: “Lebanon does not meddle in the affairs of other nations, especially Arab ones, and it expects others not to meddle in its issues.”
“In Lebanon’s view, the Security Council statement does not help in tackling the situation in Syria,” he added.
“The Lebanese stand took into consideration the sensitivity of the situation in Lebanon,” he explained.
“Some claims that the government’s position is hindering international legitimacy are untrue,” the premier said.
“Such allegations are part of the political dispute in Lebanon or they are derived out of ignorance over how Security Council resolutions are made,” Miqati continued.
On Wednesday, Lebanon “disassociated” itself from a Security Council statement condemning the use of violence against anti-regime protests in Syria, while the rest of the countries present at the meeting voiced their support of the statement.