The U.S. Ambassador Addresses The Lebanese With A Message Of Hope (Video)

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For someone who began her term in during a stressful and uncertain time, U.S. Ambassador Dorothy Shea exudes infectious positive vibes.

In the few months since her arrival, she has already been openly criticized by anti-American groups and controversially come under legal scrutiny.

But Ambassador Shea just proved to be unwavering in her support of .

It was high time she let the Lebanese know who she really is.

The U.S. Embassy of released a video captioned “Meet Ambassador Dorothy Shea.”

Credit: U.S. Department of State

In the video, she talked about her background and reminded viewers of a better - one that she believes in.

“Before I got to in March, I heard so many positive things about you,” she said.

She highlighted ’s diversity, hospitality, resilience, paired with drone shots of the country’s beautiful scenery.

“Since the 1800s, the has been a proud and committed partner to the Lebanese people,” she said, sharing through her own words that the West wants to continue strengthening its relationship and supporting .

In her best attempt, Shea respectably spoke in Lebanese to say:

“Rest assured that the stands beside .”

This is a message of hope and also encouragement during a time of despair for the nation.

is not itself right now, but it is important to never forget what it really is, and who we really are of people of resilience and virtues.

It is important to note here that ’s ties with the go beyond its 200 years of diplomatic relations.

The U.S. is home to over 1 million Lebanese who are American citizens. While they have pledged allegiance to the , their hearts nonetheless beat for , aching to see it back on its feet, sovereign and prospering.


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