Friday, March 25, 2005

US Diplomat: Iran and Syria interferring in Lebanon

A Top US Diplomat accused Iran of being behind several of the recent bombings in Lebanon.
U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State David Satterfield condemned the bombings in a news conference after meeting with Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir, the head of the Maronite Catholic Church, who met with President George W. Bush in Washington last week.

"This violence has no excuse. All those responsible will be directly accountable for what they have done. There should be no attempt to play games with the stability in Lebanon. There should be no attempt to upset the stability in this country," Satterfield said.

"It is for the Lebanese people, and not for any outside power...including Iran and Syria or any parties which they support, to interfere with the will of the Lebanese people," he said.