910. Lebanon - Kidnapping of 13 Lebanese Shiite pilgrims in Syria (May 24, 2012)

France condemns the kidnapping of Lebanese Shiite pilgrims in Syria. We call on the kidnappers to release them without delay.

France stands alongside the Lebanese authorities in their determination to preserve civil peace and to ease tensions.

We commend the responsible attitude of the Lebanese leaders from across the political spectrum who immediately sent messages to the Lebanese population calling for calm.