US demands Syria uphold Hizbullah arms embargo

The United States warned Syria on Thursday to abide by a United Nations arms embargo meant to stop Hizbullah from rearming itself after its month-long war with Israel, and dismissed Syrian objections to international peacekeepers as "preposterous." "All countries must obey the arms embargo," under the United Nations Security Council resolution that set a cease-fire this month, State Department spokesman Gonzalo Gallegos said. "It is a singular duty for Syria, as the one country apart from Israel that borders Lebanon, to do so."