Arab League stresses support to Lebanon
Regional-Lebanon, Politics, 3/5/2005
The Arab League's Council underlined rejection to intervention in Lebanon's internal affairs and any attempt to damage the Lebanese-Syrian fraternal relations, asserting keenness on Lebanon's sovereignty, security and stability and rejection of Israeli occupation of Shabaa farms.
At the end of its 123rd session on the level of Arab Foreign Ministers on Thursday, the Arab League reiterated rejection of the American sanctions imposed on Syria, stressing that they are a flagrant violation of the international law and calling upon the U.S. to reconsider this act because it confirms complete bias to Israel.
The Council also underlined support to Syria's just demands to restore the occupied Golan to June 4th line 1967, asserting rejection of any Israeli procedures that aim at changing the geographic and demographic characteristic of Golan.
It warned against the dangers of Israel's nuclear arsenal on the region and the world as a whole, asserting that achieving a just and comprehensive peace is through liberating all the occupied lands and restoring the usurped Arab rights.
Arab Foreign Ministers underscored rejection of any attempt to change the Arab identity of Jerusalem through what is called "Absents' Possession Law." They called for protecting the Palestinian people, asserting importance of an active role of the international monitors and the embodiment of an American vision of the establishment of a Palestinian state, asserting rejection of settling the Palestinians outside their land.
The council concluded by stressing importance of coordinating the Arab stances with regional groups regarding the reform of the UN and expanding the membership at the UN Security Council.
In a joint press conference, Secretary General of the Arab League Amr Moussa called for movement within quiet diplomacy and communications to solve the current crisis on the Lebanese scene, pointing out that the Syrian presence in Lebanon is governed by the Taif agreement.
Chairman of the AL Session Yemeni Foreign Minister Abu Bak al-Qurabi said the Council underlined the necessity for Lebanese keenness on their country's unity and sovereignty and on commitment to the Taif agreement as the base that organizes relations between Syria and Lebanon.
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