Lebanon: Israel subjected to UN Resolutions

On Monday, Rice made a surprise visit to Beirut where she called for United Nations action on the occupied Shebaa Farms, an area Israel captured from Syria in 1967, and which Lebanon claims as its own.

Lebanon: Israel subjected to UN Resolutions

A close aide of Premier Fouad Seniora told DPA that "Lebanon did not receive any message from any side through US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice."

"There is no room for bilateral negotiations between Lebanon and Israel, and Lebanon's declared stand, reiterated last week, is a commitment to the Arab peace initiative that calls for comprehensive and just peace," the close aide said.

"Israel is obliged to withdraw from Lebanese territories, including Shebaa Farms, in line with UN (Security Council Resolution) 425 and 1701 this is why no peace (negotiations) are required," the source said.

On Wednesday, Israel said it was ready for direct talks with neighbouring Lebanon.

On Monday, Rice made a surprise visit to Beirut where she called for United Nations action on the occupied Shebaa Farms, an area Israel captured from Syria in 1967, and which Lebanon claims as its own.

A UN resolution that ended Israel's devastating 33-day war against Lebanon in 2006 called for the UN secretary general to propose a border demarcation for the Shebaa Farms.

Agencies

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