Lebanon's Jumblatt Wants Ban on Flights from Iran

[AFP] Druze leader Walid Jumblatt, a leading member of Lebanon's Western-backed ruling coalition, called on Saturday for the expulsion of the Iranian ambassador, Mohammad Reda Shibani, and "a ban on the arrival of Iranian planes to Beirut because, maybe, they carry money and weapons" for Hizbullah. Jumblatt showed reporters what he said was an exchange of mail between Lebanese Defense Minister Elias Murr and army intelligence services about the discovery of surveillance cameras near the airport. Jumblatt has repeatedly demanded that Hizbullah surrender its weapons in line with UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which calls for the disbanding and disarming of all Lebanese militias.

2008-05-05 01:00:00

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