WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. State Department on Friday ordered non-emergency diplomats to leave Lebanon due to potential threats to U.S. mission facilities and personnel, as the Obama administration is seeking Congressional approval of a military strike against neighboring Syria.
News Analysis: Lebanon to be badly affected if Syria attacked by U.S.
BEIRUT, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon will be significantly affected if the United States decides to strike its neighboring Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons, analysts told Xinhua.
"Lebanon would be certainly affected by any ongoing incident in Syria, therefore our priority should be confirming our disassociation policy -- not be involved in the Syrian crisis and to unite to protect our country from any repercussion of the presumed attack," said Akram Chehayeb, a member of the Lebanese parliament. Full story