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Press Statement
Adam Ereli, Deputy Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 26, 2005


Lebanon: Beirut Bombing

The United States strongly condemns the bombing which took place in north Beirut the evening of March 26. We note that this is the third bombing since March 19.

We call on the Lebanese authorities to exercise their responsibility to the Lebanese people to provide for their security and to identify and bring to justice those responsible for these acts.

The Lebanese people have the right to determine their own political future in a climate free of fear and intimidation. This cannot happen while Syrian military and intelligence forces remain in Lebanon, where they are a source of instability. Syria must withdraw completely and immediately from Lebanon, in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1559.

2005/355

Released on March 26, 2005

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