(No. 368 - December 9, 2011 - 3:55 p.m. ET) Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:
“Canada condemns in the strongest terms this latest attack against a United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon [UNIFIL] patrol in Southern Lebanon.
“Attacks on international peace operations, wherever they occur, are completely unacceptable. The UNIFIL mission aims to protect the southern border against those who would undermine stability in the region. This task is important for regional security and must not be obstructed.
“We offer our sympathy to the French peacekeepers and Lebanese civilians who were injured and wish them a quick recovery.”
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