The U.S. congratulated Lebanon on its historic parliamentary elections Sunday, and urged the country to dissociate from foreign conflicts.
The U.S. Embassy in Beirut posted a string of tweets on Tuesday with its message for the Lebanese government.
“As Lebanon looks ahead to forming a new government, we urge all parties to uphold Lebanon’s international obligations, including those contained in UN Security Council Resolutions 1559 and 1701, and Lebanon’s policy of disassociation from foreign conflicts,” the statement said.
They also recognized security forces and the Lebanese Army for providing security measures on election day.
“We hope Lebanon’s next government will continue along the path toward building a stable and secure Lebanon that is committed to peace and responsive to the needs of the Lebanese people,” the statement added.