UN intervention in Lebanon-Syria relations harmful

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May 18, 2006 16:38

The UN Security Council's call for Syria to establish diplomatic ties with Lebanon was expected to stiffen Damascus' resolve against formal links to its tiny neighbor, a move it has steadfastly rejected for six decades. "I'm afraid it will complicate matters further," George Jabbour, a Syrian legislator, said of the UN resolution. "The Security Council's intervention in such a way was a disappointment to all those who would like to see friendly and brotherly relations between the two countries." Sateh Noureddine, managing editor of the Lebanese newspaper As-Safir, which has taken a pro-Syrian line, said the UN resolution's lack of implementation mechanism made it a piece of "propaganda with no political value that could provoke the Syrians and undermine resumption of relations."


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