Bassil's words came in his delivered speech representing Lebanon in the Arab League extraordinary session held in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, at the foreign ministers' level.
"Lebanon condemns, and strongly opposes, any assault against any diplomatic or consulate mission, and demands that appropriate measures be taken against the perpetrators," added Bassil.
However, he noted that "Lebanon, on the other hand, considers that in light of such incidents occurring beyond the will of the concerned authorities, which in turn adopt the necessary measures on their part, every state has the right to overpass such actions or not, based on its greater priorities of sovereignty and national interests."
Bassil went on it indicate that "To us, these greater priorities lie most prominently in combating terrorism and exerting all efforts to decrease other tensions in the region, most importantly the Sunni-Shiite tension, and to ensure that peace and tranquility prevails."
"In alignment with its government policy and its natural, principle role, Lebanon is contributing to laying the grounds for dialogue and diplomacy as a replacement for violence and sectarian incitement, in service of its higher national interests of preserving its solidarity, stability and internal unity," added Bassil.