Arab FMs dispute over UN resolution on Lebanon

Published September 14th, 2004 - 02:00 GMT

Arab foreign ministers decided on Tuesday to avoid a UN resolution regarding the Syrian-Lebanese relationship after Syria and Jordan disagreed on the right approach. 


The Arab League resolution did not mention the UN demand from Syria to pullout its forces from Lebanon, diplomats said, according to Reuters


The ministers gathered in Cairo within the framework of the 122nd session of the meetings of the Arab League Council.  


The source said the ministers cannot endorse the resolution, because they object US and French interference in inter-Arab issues, but they cannot reject it because their case in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute rests on other UN Security Council resolutions, he said. 


The Arab League resolution says only that the ministers ”decided to support Lebanon in its sovereign right to practice its internal political choices ... and to support its free decision to establish and strengthen fraternal relations, coordination and cooperation, especially with Syria.” (

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