Week Ending Friday, May 16, 2008

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Author: George W. Bush  | Date: May 12, 2008

Statement on the Situation in Lebanon,
May 12, 2008

I strongly condemn Hizballah’s recent efforts, and those of their foreign sponsors in Tehran and Damascus, to use violence and intimidation to bend the Government and people of Lebanon to their will. The United States will continue to firmly support the Government of Lebanon, led by Prime Minister Siniora, against this effort to undermine the hard-fought gains in sovereignty and independence the Lebanese people have made in recent years. The international community will not allow the Iranian and Syrian regimes, via their proxies, to return Lebanon to foreign domination and control. To ensure the safety and security of the people of Lebanon, the United States will continue its assistance to the Lebanese Armed Forces to ensure they are able to defend the Lebanese Government and safeguard its institutions.

It is critical that the international community come together to assist the Lebanese people in their hour of need. I plan to consult with regional leaders on my upcoming trip to the Middle East to coordinate efforts to support the Lebanese Government and implement U.N. Security Council Resolutions 1559 and 1701, among others, which seek to bolster Lebanon’s sovereignty against external efforts at destabilization and interference. The Lebanese people have sacrificed much for the sake of their freedom, and the United States will continue to stand with them against this latest assault on their independence and security.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Statement on the Situation in Lebanon, May 12, 2008," Week Ending Friday, May 16, 2008 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, May 16, 2008 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2008), 44:690 Original Sources, accessed May 28, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=RM1ZEMC39YN2CHA.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Statement on the Situation in Lebanon, May 12, 2008." Week Ending Friday, May 16, 2008, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, May 16, 2008 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2008), 44:690, Original Sources. 28 May. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=RM1ZEMC39YN2CHA.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Statement on the Situation in Lebanon, May 12, 2008' in Week Ending Friday, May 16, 2008. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, May 16, 2008 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2008), 44:690. Original Sources, retrieved 28 May 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=RM1ZEMC39YN2CHA.