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Mikati urges world to isolate Lebanon from Syria crisis

BEIRUT: Prime Minister Najib Mikati warned that the protracted crisis in Syria threatens civil peace the Middle East and said the world must isolate Lebanon from the Syria crisis.

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati delivers a speech before the U.N. General Assembly. (The Daily Star/HO)
Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati delivers a speech before the U.N. General Assembly. (The Daily Star/HO)

“The crisis in Syria threatens civil peace and stability in the Middle East, particularly in Lebanon, which requires the international community to exert great efforts to reach a political solution between the Syrian parties to stop the spiral of violence that claims hundreds of innocent victims every day,” Mikati said in his address to the U.N. General Assembly at midnight Thursday.

“It is the duty of the international community to neutralize Lebanon from the turbulent situation now and assist it to flourish and spread its [prosperity] throughout the Middle East,” he urged.

He also called on…

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