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U.N. Scraps Meeting About Mideast Troops

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posted on Jul, 31 2006 @ 11:05 PM
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The U.N. has scraped a meeting about organizing and sending a multi-national peacekeeping force to help stabalize Lebanon. The main reasons given why it was scraped is that the fighting is still going on (kind of hard to keep peace in the middle of a war/conflict) and agreeing on the timing of a cease fire and troop deployment.
 



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UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations on Monday scrapped a meeting of nations that might contribute troops to help stabilize south Lebanon, a decision that reflected the deep divisions among key nations on how to end the three-week war between Israel and Hezbollah.

Diplomats have stepped up efforts to resolve the crisis, but have been unable to resolve differences over the timing of a cease-fire and troop deployment.

A French-proposed draft Security Council resolution calls for the creation of a multinational peacekeeping force and a new buffer zone empty of either Israeli troops or Hezbollah militants — but only after a halt in fighting.




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I sure think the UN, if it is going to put a bigger peacekeeping force on the Isreali - Lebanon border, should have a plan for troop deployment ready, so at a moments notice of a cease fire, the troops could be deployed to hopefully prevent further conflict/fighting.

The timing for troop deployment should be as soon as a cease fire is declared. How can they not agree on that timing?




 
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