Friday, August 11, 2006

Agreement on Mideast Resolution, vote at 7pm EDT

  • France and the United States reached a deal Friday on a final draft resolution aimed at ending the monthlong conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, with a likely vote by the U.N. Security Council later in the day.
  • Britain's Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett said: "You never get a deal like this with everybody getting everything that they want".
  • The two sides sent the new text to the governments of Israel and Lebanon, but a French diplomat said the vote would go ahead whatever the response. The council was likely to vote on the document about 7 p.m. EDT, the diplomat said.
  • An individual close to the Israeli government said there's a "good chance" Israel will a accept the new cease-fire proposal.
  • Washington has supported Israel's insistence on staying in southern Lebanon until a robust international force is deployed.
  • The latest draft appears to eliminate the prospect of a new, independent multinational force that would patrol a buffer zone between Israel and Lebanon

Source: Yahoo! News, click here to read more.


  1. I have a feeling it's going to work out. And I will be going back to Lebanon soon!

  2. The resolution passed! It freaking passed ! Seems the above is indeed coming back soon :p