Sunday, April 22, 2007

AP: Asst. Sec. of State David Welch: "Siniora's indecision" is to blame for impasse

From AP's piece on "Hariri panel", "... The weak government of Prime Minister Fuad Saniora has demanded the tribunal be created, but the opposition parliament speaker has stalled on convening the legislature to approve the court. The deadlock threatens Saniora's government..." while Western diplomats "have expressed disappointment that he has not resolved the crisis, ... the State Department's top Mideast diplomat (David Welch) suggested the U.S.-backed government in Beirut is to blame for a political impasse over the international tribunal ..."

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