ARAB AFFAIRS - Nov 2 - Talabani Opposes Any US Strike On Syria From Iraq.
Talabani dismissed suggestions that there were political forces, which wanted to prevent any Arab role in the country. "All political forces in Iraq wanted an effective Arab role in order to help the country overcome its problems and differences", he explained. Fears of US military action heightened following a UN investigation which implicated Syrian officials in the killing of former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri, an opponent of Syrian domination of his country, and 22 others in February. The report said the killing was organised by Syrian security officials and their Lebanese allies. The Security Council voted unanimously on Oct 31 for a resolution ordering Syria to co-operate fully with the UN investigation or face possible "further action". The resolution warns the council "could consider further action" if Syria does not meet demands in the resolution. Syria denies the charges and says it was conducting its own probe.
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|Publication:||APS Diplomat Recorder|
|Date:||Nov 5, 2005|
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