Arab FMs reject Syria's demand for Hizbullah veto power in Lebanon

Arab foreign ministers on Sunday rejected Syria's demand that Hizbullah and its allies have greater representation in Lebanon's Cabinet, according to delegates at an emergency meeting in Cairo. Participants at the Arab League meeting late Sunday said the majority of ministers rejected Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem's request for a new formula for Lebanese politics. Moallem had pushed for Hizbullah to have ten ministers in the next Cabinet - or one-third of the seats - which would effectively give the Hizbullah-led opposition veto power. Two delegates at the meeting confirmed the information, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. They spoke to The Associated Press by telephone, while the meeting was still under way.