While Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said world leaders are doing what they can to set up a meeting between he and Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, Siniora denied these reports.
Siniora responded to the prime minister’s interview with Yair Lapid on Israeli TV when he said, “two senior leaders in the world are acting upon my request to try and create a personal meeting between me and Siniora.”
Siniora labeled Olmert's statements as baseless and accused him of attempting to create internal conflict in Lebanon.
“The enemy's prime minister is interested, through these steps, in drawing attention away from his military and political failure in Lebanon and create discord among the Lebanese," Siniora said.
Siniora reaffirmed that Lebanon would be the last Arab state to sign a peace agreement with Israel.