Syria Rejects UN Plan for Civilian Monitors on Lebanon Border

[Ha'aretz] Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff - Syria has told the UN it opposes a UN plan to deploy civilian monitors along its border with Lebanon in an effort to prevent weapons smuggling from Syria to Hizbullah. In talks over the last few weeks, Syrian authorities threatened to completely close the border if such forces are deployed on the Lebanese side. The UN plan is aimed to enforce an embargo on weapons going into Lebanon, in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1701, passed after last summer's war with Hizbullah.

2007-03-19 01:00:00

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