Shura Council expresses concern at crisis in Lebanon

May 11, 2008

The Shura (Consultative) Council today expressed deep concern at the recent escalation of violence in Lebanon.

In a statement read by Chairman Dr. Saleh bin Homaid, the Council called on all Lebanese parties to put the national interest first and stressed the importance of returning to the Arab League initiative to resolve the crisis there.

It also urged those behind the escalation to reconsider their actions and realize that involving Lebanon in armed conflict will not achieve victory for any party.