MP Houri apologizes to the Syrian people over Lebanon vote at UN


March 14 MP Ammar Houri said on Friday that he would like to “apologize to the Syrian people” for Lebanon’s decision to abstain from voting on the UN Security Council presidential statement pertaining to the brutal crackdown in Syria

“We apologize to the Syrian people over what our government’s representatives declared at the Security Council,” Houri told the Voice of Lebanon radio station.

He also said that Lebanon’s government “seems to be voicing support for human rights violations and suppression of freedoms in Syria.”

“This is a suspicious position and we cannot accept it.” He stressed

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