Pushes for New Resolution on Syrian Acts in Lebanon - Evelyn
The U.S. wants a new UN Security Council resolution on continued Syrian interference in Lebanon and Iran's backing of guerrillas there, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said on Wednesday. Bolton said the council should react to a recent report from UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, which urged a delineation of borders between the two countries, disarming the Iranian and Syrian-backed Hizballah militia in the south, and establishing formal diplomatic ties. (Reuters)
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President George W. Bush ordered an asset freeze against any suspect found to be involved in the assassination last year of former Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri. (AFP/Khaleej Times-Dubai)
Bolton slams Syrian failure
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Syria has "failed, failed and failed again" in its relations with Lebanon, according to John Bolton, the U.S. ambassador to the UN. Bolton's comments came after a Security Council meeting late Wednesday. "Syria continues to have disdain for some of the most basic requirements of sovereign equality in the way it treats Lebanon," the ambassador said.