Canada Condemns Mosque Attack in Lebanon

August 23, 2013 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“Canada strongly condemns today’s terrorist attacks on worshippers at two mosques in the Lebanese city of Tripoli. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those killed and injured.

“Canada urges the people of Lebanon to stay united in the face of such cowardly acts of terrorism and to reject violence as a means of resolving political disputes. I urge the Lebanese authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into this incident and to bring the perpetrators to justice.

“Canada is also very concerned about the risk of Lebanon being drawn into the Syrian crisis by radical elements. Lebanon cannot become a new battleground for sectarian conflict or the settling of Syria’s scores.

“Canada remains deeply committed to Lebanon’s stability and security.” 

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