Report: Lebanon wants to cancel flotillas to avoid tensions

June 24, 2010 11:06

The Lebanese government is working towards canceling planned flotillas to Gaza, according to reports by Lebanese newspaper Al-Liwaa cited by Israel Radio on Thursday.

The newspaper reported that the Lebanese government was interested in stopping the flotillas from reaching Gaza, in order to calm down recent tensions in the area.

Israel Radio reported that sources cited in the newspaper claimed that Iran may also cancel a flotilla it was planning on sending to the Strip.

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