WASHINGTON The U.S. State Division on Friday urged U.S. citizens to keep away from all travel to Lebanon “due to the fact of ongoing security and security concerns.”
It also advised U.S. citizens living and functioning in Lebanon that they need to “understand that they accept the risks of remaining in the nation and need to meticulously contemplate those risks.”
“Sudden outbreaks of violence can take place at any time in Lebanon, and armed clashes have occurred in significant cities,” the State Department mentioned in a statement, adding that the Lebanese government could not assure the safety of U.S. citizens there.
It cited cross-border conflicts with Syria and Israel, anti-Western violence, suicide bombers and kidnapping, among other risks.
(Reporting by Eric Walsh Editing by Sandra Maler)