The Anniversary of the Murder of Former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri

On this anniversary of the murder of Former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 22 other innocent victims, we reaffirm our commitment to justice and our condemnation of terrorism. The United States will continue to support efforts to bring those responsible to justice. And we will continue to support the people and institutions of Lebanon.

Rafiq Hariri was a patriot and a visionary. The best way to honor his memory is by working together to realize his dream of a free, independent, and prosperous Lebanon. He worked to rebuild Lebanon after years of brutal civil war, and the legacy he has left in terms of generosity in educating generations of Lebanese was really quite remarkable. He also was a visionary of a prosperous, stable and independent Lebanon. The cause for which Rafiq Hariri and so many Lebanese patriots gave their lives must remain our guide. To this end, the United States will never waver in our support for the sovereignty, integrity and independence of Lebanon.