Diplomats: International Community Adopts Wait-and-See Approach on Miqati Cabinet

Diplomats at the United Nations said they have “taken notice” of Premier-designate Najib Miqati’s vows to remain committed to international resolutions, including the resolution that established the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

The diplomats, who refused to be identified, told An Nahar daily that “until now” Lebanese institutions “are working correctly.”

The constitutional process of cabinet formation is a Lebanese affair, they said, however, they expected “the next government to hold onto Lebanon’s international commitments, including the STL.”

The international community is waiting for the cabinet line-up and its policy statement “to take the appropriate stance” from it, the diplomats told An Nahar.

They refused to comment on French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s proposal to establish a “contact group” on Lebanon.