Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1757 on the Lebanon Special Tribunal

June 1, 2007

  1. The Government of Japan welcomes the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1757 on May 31 (Japan Time), on the establishment of a special tribunal on the assassination in February 2005 of Mr. Rafic Hariri, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Lebanon.
  2. Being concerned about the conflict among Lebanese parties over this issue, Japan hopes that the truth behind the incident will be further revealed through the tribunal established by the UNSC’s resolution.
  3. The Government of Japan strongly urges all Lebanese parties concerned to cooperate with Mr. Fuad Siniora, Prime Minister of Lebanon, and his government for national reconciliation.