Fatfat urged Lebanon’s UN envoy to resign over vote


March 14 MP Ahmad Fatfat said in an interview with Al-Jumhuriya newspaper published on Friday that he urged Lebanon’s ambassador to the UN, Nawwaf Salam, to resign because Lebanon abstained from voting on the UN Security Council presidential statement pertaining to the brutal crackdown in Syria.

Fatfat said that Lebanon’s abstention “shocked the country.”

He also said that the move “placed Lebanon in disagreement with the international community.”

The UN Security Council on Wednesday condemned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s brutal crackdown against protesters and called for those responsible for violence to be held “accountable.”

Lebanon did not block the adoption, but disassociated itself from the document.

Several March 14 officials and religious leaders criticized Lebanon’s vote at the UN