French President Francois Hollande warned on Sunday that Paris would prevent any attempt to undermine Lebanon’s stability, advising political forces to join hands through dialogue to avert a further crisis. “I would say to all those who can contribute to the stability of Lebanon to work through the spirit of dialogue,” Hollande said at a joint press conference with President Michel Suleiman at Baabda palace during a short trip to Beirut. “I want to remind all those who have an interest in undermining the stability of Lebanon that France would confront that because Lebanon is an example of unity,” he said.


"France will spare no effort to guarantee Lebanon’s independence, unity and security," Hollande told reporters. [Link]