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UN calls on Beirut to disarm Hizbollah, close border with Syria

January 24th, 2006 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

In the past few minutes, the UN Security Council has placed an astonishing set of demands on the Beirut government.

First it wants the government of Fouad Siniora to disarm Hizbollah – something he said he will not do.

Second it wants the Syria-Lebanon border to be closed. The UN wants to halt the flow of arms and people across the frontier. (Until now, there had been no mention of a problem of arms coming from Syria – in fact, the Syrian authorities caught a number of Lebanese near the border smuggling weapons into Syria – Lebanon is a much more heavily armed country).

Third, it wants Lebanon to set a date for new presidential elections.

It comes just weeks after US Secretary of State Welch visited Beirut and demanded that Hizbollah be kicked out of government.

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  • 1 Sophia // Jan 24, 2006 at 11.28 pm

    Now everybody knows where the lebanese government takes his orders, arranged as UN security council resolutions. And nobody will believe anymore lebanese conspirators like Jumblatt, Hariri and the weak lebanese forces when they will take the streets and chant ‘Syria Out’ in the name of freedom.
    Lebanese have traded Syria for a more powerful occupier. Do you call this a free country ?

  • 2 norman // Jan 25, 2006 at 5.36 am

    The plan is underway,first get Syria out of Lebanon (done)second marginalize the pro Syria christian president appeasing the Saudi wahabies by making Lebanon a constitutional presidency with a sunni goverment in control this is all to disarm Hizballa and prevent a Syrian Iranian Lebanese alliense against Israel,The lines are being drawned The misguided US, france Israel ,the sunni muslem (Hareri)and the Druz(Junblat)of Lebanon ,the christians of Lebanon are devided between the followers of Hareri and the independent christian of Aoun and the pro Arab Farangeia and the Syrian Iranian Hizballa and at the first shot the unexpected Iraqies,i think hostelity will start and the only question is will it come at the west and Israel descretion and time or the desretion and time of Syria and it,s allieds.so what is it going to be.

  • 3 annie // Jan 26, 2006 at 5.52 pm

    US Secretary of State Welch … demanded that Hizbollah be kicked out of government and now the US refuses to accept the victory of Hamas in Palestine…

    Some democracy

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