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Democrats Press for Support to Americans Wishing to Leave Lebanon

7/17/2006 6:33:00 PM

To: National Desk

Contact: Jim Manley or Rebecca Kirszner, 202-224-2939

WASHINGTON, July 17 /U.S. Newswire/ — Senate Democrats today sent the following letter to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, pressing them to ensure the swift evacuation of all American citizens wishing to leave Lebanon. The letter comes amid disturbing reports that Americans registering with the State Department to leave Lebanon are not being evacuated immediately. The Senators urged the Secretaries to ensure that all necessary Defense Department assets are made available to secure these Americans’ transport out of harm’s way.

The text of the letter, signed by Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Carl Levin, and Armed Services Committee Member Edward M. Kennedy, is attached below.

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