Hizballah will hide not dismantle weapons

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 |  by Staff Writer
The Arab language newspaper Al-Hayat, published in London, is reporting that a proposed compromise within Lebanon does not call for the disarming of Hizballah from its weapons south of the Litani River, but rather for the hiding of the weapons for a “long range solution,” which is a clear violation of UN resolution 1701.

The proposal, a compromise agreement between the Lebanese government and Hizballah, says that the organization will keep its weapons south of the Litani, but will not use them. The weapons will be hidden and prepared for use as a long range solution.

If the proposed compromise is accepted and ratified by the Lebanese government, it will be a blatant violation of Security Council Resolution 1701, stipulating that there will be no armed force south of the Litani other than UNIFIL and the Lebanese National Army. This also goes against Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Seniora’s “one gun” concept outlined in his “Seven Points Proposal.”

On the subject of disarming, Hizballah Chairman Hassan Nasrallah said yesterday that now is not the time to talk publicly about the issue, and that the process will be done quietly and covertly. He also claimed victory in the war, and said it is the victory of the entire Lebanese people.

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