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Kofi Annan: Syria Will Enforce UN Arms Embargo

From the terrorist enablers at Reuters:

Syrian trucks lined up at the border with Lebanon.

Syria to enforce U.N. arms embargo

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis

DAMASCUS (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Friday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had promised to enforce an arms embargo on Hizbollah under a U.N. resolution that halted Israel's war with the Lebanese group.

"The president informed me that Syria supports Security Council Resolution 1701 and will help in its implementation," Annan told reporters after talks with Assad in Damascus.

"While stating Syrian objections to the presence of foreign forces along the Syrian-Lebanese border, the president committed to me that Syria will take all necessary measures to implement in full paragraph 15 of the resolution," Annan added, referring to a provision that bans illegal arms shipments to Lebanon.

Annan said Syria would beef up border security and was ready to run joint patrols with the Lebanese army.

Syrian leaders have been angered by an Israeli demand for international troops to deploy on the Lebanese-Syrian border, the main conduit in the past for Hizbollah weapons supplies.

Lebanon, which has sent 8,600 soldiers to patrol the frontier, says it has no plans to ask U.N. troops to join them.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem told reporters later that no weapons were crossing from his country to the guerrillas in Lebanon. "No arms are being smuggled to the resistance (Hizbollah) from Syria," he said…

Oh, my sides.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, September 1st, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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