Tuesday, September 05, 2006
# Posted 12:18 AM by Ariel David Adesnik
The United Nations secretary general, Kofi Annan, said Friday that President Bashar al-Assad of Syria had pledged to respect an embargo on weapons going into Lebanon and to help secure the border with added guards and a greater liaison with the Beirut authorities...The Secretary General followed up his first-rate performance in Lebanon with a visit to Iran, where:
Mr. Annan, speaking after the meeting at a joint news conference with Manouchehr Mottaki, the foreign minister, said the Iranian president “reaffirmed his country’s support for the implementation of Resolution 1701 and agrees with me that we should do everything to strengthen the territorial integrity of Lebanon.”Sounds good to me. (3) opinions -- Add your opinion
Has anyone ever tabulated how many of the demands and conditions enumerated on those 1700+ UN resolutions have eventually been fulfilled?
"A bomb blast near the southern Lebanese city of Sidon has seriously wounded a senior intelligence officer and killed four of his aides and bodyguards.
Officials said Samir Shehadeh's car was hit by a remote-controlled bomb as he drove past the village of Rmeileh.
Col Shehadeh was an investigator into the killing of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in early 2005."
And about Iran...Post a Comment
"Iran says it will go ahead and sponsor a conference in the autumn to examine the scientific evidence supporting the Holocaust, dismissing it as exaggerated."
"Ahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, has already called the Nazis' Second World War slaughter of six million European Jews a myth and said that the Jewish state should be wiped off the map or moved to Germany or the United States."