Barak: UN Resolution on Lebanon War a Failure

[Ha'aretz] Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Monday branded UN Security Council Resolution 1701 that ended the Second Lebanon War a failure, saying that it had not achieved the aim of disarming Hizbullah in Lebanon. Barak told a Labor Party forum on Monday that the resolution had not worked, does not work now, and will probably never work. Despite the resolution's call for a strict ban on arms shipments to Hizbullah, the group has rearmed and now has a larger rocket arsenal than it did during the war. "Hizbullah is continuing to ignore [the resolution] with the ongoing intimate assistance of the Syrians," Barak said.

2008-07-15 01:00:00

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