Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 14, 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati on June 14 by phone. They discussed regional developments, including the violence in Syria and its effects on Lebanon. The Secretary voiced concern over recent incidents in Lebanon and expressed appreciation for the Prime Minister’s and other Lebanese leaders’ efforts to maintain calm. Secretary Clinton emphasized the United States’ commitment to a stable, independent, and sovereign Lebanon.

PRN: 2012/978