Mark C. Toner
Office of the Spokesman
May 27, 2011
The United States condemns the attack on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). Our condolences go out to the victims of this attack, Italian nationals serving the cause of peace and two Lebanese civilians. We call on the Government of Lebanon to conduct a full investigation into the circumstances of the attack and ensure the perpetrators are swiftly brought to justice.
The United States continues to support UNIFIL’s mandate to monitor the cessation of hostilities between Israel and Lebanon; accompany and support the Lebanese Armed Forces as they deploy throughout southern Lebanon; facilitate humanitarian access to civilian populations and the safe return of displaced persons; and assist the Lebanese Armed Forces to establish an area free of unauthorized armed personnel, materiel, and weapons.