Annan: Syria Promises to Enforce Arms Embargo on Hezbollah

From FNC:

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Friday that Syria would step up border patrols and work with the Lebanese army to stop the flow of weapons to Hezbollah.

Syria will increase its own patrols along the Lebanon-Syria border, and establish joint patrols with the Lebanese army “when possible,” Annan said after meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus.

Assad made no public comments after their meeting, but Annan spoke with reporters at the Damascus airport before he departed midday for Qatar.

The U.N. resolution that halted fighting between Israel and Hezbollah calls for an arms embargo on the guerrilla group, and for Lebanon to “secure its borders and other entry points.”

Annan said Assad informed him that Syria would “take all necessary measures” to implement paragraph 15 of U.N. resolution 1701, which calls on countries to prevent the sale or supply of weapons to entities in Lebanon without the consent of the Lebanese government or U.N. peacekeepers.

A show of hands, who thinks Syria is being honest? Come on, who believes that Syria will stop Iran, their ally, from re-arming Hezbollah?

8 thoughts on “Annan: Syria Promises to Enforce Arms Embargo on Hezbollah

  1. I’ll take a wild guess here and predict that after the Israelis stop laughing, our media types will criticize them for not giving peace a chance, or some such nonsense.

  2. Oldpuppy, you are so right. The lame stream media is a joke, thanks to themselves. And WS, Ub and I call him Dhimi Carter, he might as well declare himself a follower of islam. :tongue_rolleye_ee:

  3. Kofi Annan must be the most useless, ineffective, corrupt, do nothing, parasitic person I’ve seen next to my brother in law Chuck.

    How many empty threats can the world stand before they officially deem the UN null and void.

    Send the UN to Brussels where it belongs.

    To answer your question UB, I don’t believe there is one person on the planet that would buy that crock. Umm, at least no sane person.

  4. Tomslick,
    Sorry about yur brother-in-law. :lol_wp: You are so right and I wish I had the answer to that question, but I don’t. Most libs loooove the UN. It’s their utopian dream organization and the rest don’t pay attention to how harmful they are. :thumbdown_tb:

  5. In other UN developments.

    UNITED NATIONS — U.N. sources confirm that with preparations for the annual General Assembly under way in earnest, some no-shows are raising eyebrows.

    The gathering of world leaders, which begins on Sept. 19 and will run for two weeks, will be the final session for U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

    Annan, who became secretary-general on Jan. 1, 1997 will retire on Jan. 1, 2007, capping a 10-year term as the world’s No. 1 diplomat.

    As such, diplomats expected plenty of dignitaries on hand to pay homage to the veteran U.N. official who has served the organization in various capacities for more than 30 years.

    While Presidents Bush, Jacques Chirac (France), Pervez Musharraf (Pakistan) and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Iran) are all scheduled to attend, the no-show list is more impressive, or perhaps embarassing.

    Three of the five permanent members of the Security Council are currently listed as “non-attendees.”

    That includes Presidents Hu Jintao (China), Vladimir Putin (Russia) and Prime Minister Tony Blair (UK).

    Other no-shows include leaders from Japan, Egypt, Israel, Germany, Spain, Argentina, Greece and Turkey.

    Privately, U.N. officials admit they are embarassed by the apparent snub of Annan.

    No comments from the various delegations on the apparent lack of interest in this year’s General Assembly.

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