UN Council Troubled Over Lebanon Arms

[AP/Guardian-UK] Edith M. Lederer - The UN Security Council expressed "grave concern" Friday at reports of arms smuggling to Lebanon, but dropped a direct call to Syria and Iran to enforce a UN arms embargo. Instead, the presidential statement agreed upon by all 15 members underscored the obligation of all countries, "in particular in the region," to ensure that the arms embargo is not violated. The council also expressed concern at allegations that Lebanese and other militias are rearming, and voiced "deep concern" about recent statements by Hizbullah "that it retains the military capacity to strike all parts of Israel."

2007-08-06 01:00:00

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