Nonaligned States Want Terrorism Redefined to Include Israel, U.S. Actions

[AP/Forbes] Vanessa Arrington - Iran, Syria, North Korea, and more than 100 other nations are pushing to broaden the world's definition of "terrorism" to include the U.S. occupation of Iraq and the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. Converging on Fidel Castro's communist Cuba for a summit this week, members of the Nonaligned Movement complain that powerful nations like the U.S. and Israel decide for the world who the terrorists are. A draft of the group's joint declaration condemns "the use of the term 'axis of evil' by a certain state to target other states under the pretext of combating terrorism." The draft declaration condemns Israel's invasion of Lebanon, with no balancing comments about Hizballah's missile attacks on Israel, hails the Lebanese people's "heroic resistance to the Israeli aggression," and demands that Israel compensate the Lebanese government.

2006-09-14 01:00:00

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