The US State Department reprimanded the ambassador to Lebanon Dorothy Shea over the recent diplomatic crisis which resulted in summoning her to appear before the Lebanese foreign minister Nassif Hitti , the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar reported.
The Lebanese foreign ministry summoned Shea after she delivered a number of provocative statements which instigate the Lebanese against Hezbollah Resistance.
In the same context, Urgent Matters Judge Mohammad Mazeh issued a decision in which he banned the US diplomat from making statements via the media outlets.
Al-Akhbar added that the US embassy tried to cancel the subpoena viewed by the State Department as a sign of weakness for the US, pointing out that many attempts which were made to delay the appointment failed due to Hitti’s rejection.
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale also reprimanded Shea for mismanaging the file and considered that she must have left the Lebanese people quarrel with the Judiciary and Hezbollah.
“She should not have taken the lead in this regard and let disgracing the US position be an easy matter,” Shea said, according to Al-Akhbar.
Source: Al-Akhbar Newspaper