posted on Jan, 11 2006 @ 06:04 PM
USA Secretary of State Condaleezza Rice has stated that Syria is maintaining it's influence in Lebanon by creating an Atmosphere in Fear, as the USA
accuses Syria of blocking an inquiry by the United Nations into the murder of Lebanon's Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. The USA has threatened to take
Syria to the United Nations Security Council over the matter. At the same time Condaleezza Rice has reaffirmed calls of an UN Security Councils
resolution that include the disarmanent of groups such as the militant Hezbollah.
"The United States has grave and continuing concerns about Syria's destabilising behaviour
and sponsorship of terrorism," she said.
"Syria must cease obstructing the investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Hariri and instead cooperate fully and
unconditionally, as required by UN Security Council resolutions," she said.
"We intend to refer this matter back to the Security Council if Syrian obstruction continues."
She says assassinations of Lebanese opponents of Syrian domination, including journalist and former MP Gebran Tueni, create "an atmosphere of fear
that Syria uses to intimidate Lebanon".
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
It would be great if the world could get to the bottom of the Hariri murder, but in the end, would we be seeing the truth?
I personally think the US should back off and allow Lebanon to make the calls to the UN security Council themselves if they wish to. Its really none
of the US's business and by sticking it's nose into Lebanon's and Syria's business it could create more unwanted anti USA sentiment in those lands.
Related News Links: