Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ban Ki-moon slams Hezbollah “intimidation” in Lebanon

Washington TV, here
"...Ban Ki-moon on Monday warned that Hezbollah and other armed militias in Lebanon were working to stoke instability and “intimidation”, ahead of parliamentary elections there in June.
“It creates an atmosphere of intimidation in the context of the upcoming parliamentary elections. It also undermines the stability of the region, and is incompatible with the objectives of Resolution 1559,” he added. ...Ban said that Hezbollah’s arsenal is a “direct challenge” to Lebanon’s sovereignty and an “obstacle” for the democratic process there, reports AFP....Ban condemned what he said was Hezbollah’s interference in Egypt’s affairs, after the group admitted to providing support to Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip from Egyptian territory..."

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