Unrest in Syria affecting Lebanon: Hillary

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has expressed concerns that developments in Syria are contributing to instability in Lebanon.

Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has expressed concerns that developments in Syria are contributing to instability in Lebanon.
"We encourage all parties to exercise restraint and demonstrate respect for Lebanon`s security and stability, consistent with United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1559 and 1701," Hillary said in a statement yesterday.

She also called on the Syrian regime to stop the violence and fully implement the Annan Plan.

"The regime needs to institute a peaceful, democratic transition now. We remain committed to a unified, stable, sovereign, and independent Lebanon," she said.

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