Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the Funding of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Susan E. Rice
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations 
U.S. Mission to the United Nations 
New York, NY
December 1, 2011


The United States welcomes the Government of Lebanon’s decision to uphold the country’s financial responsibility to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. The Special Tribunal is an important vehicle for advancing accountability within Lebanon’s political culture. This decision illustrates Lebanon’s commitment to its international obligations, and the United States remains committed to assisting the Government of Lebanon in its full implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions 1559, 1701 and 1757. The United States pledges to continue to support the Special Tribunal’s work, including through participation in the Management Committee.


PRN: 2011/287