Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Hezbollah strike draws int'l condemnation, calls for soldiers' release

"U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David C. Welch warned that the capture of the soldiers was "a very dangerous escalation" and demanded their release. He also accused Syria of impeding efforts to resolve Israeli-Palestinian tensions."

"This is a very dangerous but important moment, when the responsibilities of all those who are sincere about finding a path toward peace will be tested," said Welch, who was speaking from the Arab League's headquarters in Cairo"

"Syria, however, said that Israel had brought the attack on itself, by "provoking" the Palestinians and Lebanese."
I did not know that the U.S. was already part of the so-called Arab League.

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