Wednesday, July 19, 2006

US blocks call for cease fire

International News Article |
"By Irwin Arieff

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Saturday again rejected pleas that it call for an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Lebanon after the United States objected, diplomats said.

Washington argued in closed-door talks that the focus for Middle East diplomacy for now should be on the weekend summit in St Petersburg of the Group of Eight industrialized nations, council diplomats said.

It was the sole member of the 15-nation U.N. body to oppose any council action at all at this time, they said."

That was Saturday.

This was Sunday:
Some 30 Lebanese were killed in various attacks through the day. Over the past four days, more than 85 Lebanese have died, most of them civilians, and more than 200 have been wounded, according to Lebanese officials. Hezbollah rockets have killed four Israeli civilians and wounded more than 150 since the barrage began Wednesday.
Of course. More US ideals. Focus should be on Group of 8 meeting. Ignore the escalating war right under their nose.


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