UK Ambassador Visits Hariri, Explains British Participation in Syria Strike

Published April 19th, 2018 - 12:05 GMT
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (AFP/File Photo)
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (AFP/File Photo)

British Ambassador to Lebanon Hugo Shorter Wednesday discussed with Prime Minister Saad Hariri why his country had participated in the U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria over the weekend.

The United States, the U.K. and France launched over 100 missiles against three targets in Syria Saturday, in response to an alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma – a town on the edge of Damascus – on April 7.

“Today was an opportunity to explain why this targeted action was taken in response to the horrific chemical attack in Douma,” Shorter said after he met with Hariri, according to a statement from the British Embassy.

The two also discussed the results of the CEDRE conference, which was held in Paris on April 6 in support of Lebanon’s economy and infrastructure, as well as next month’s parliamentary elections.


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