US President George W. Bush warned on Thursday countries like
Syria not to interfere in the upcoming election in Lebanon.
"I am deeply concerned about foreign interference in the
election. The message has been sent to nations such as Syria that
they should not interfere," Bush said when he met with Saad Hariri,
son of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri who was murdered
in a car bombing.
A top US military commander will go to Lebanon to asses the
needs of Lebanese security forces, Bush said.
Lebanon's parliament on Tuesday adjourned for four weeks a
crucial session to elect a new president for lack of a quorum and
to allow more time for MPs to reach agreement on a consensus
The United States has voiced strong support for the Lebanese
government headed by Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, and has accused
Syria of meddling in the internal affairs of Lebanon, a charge
denied by Syria.
(Xinhua News Agency October 5, 2007)