Iran-inspired truce in Lebanon will be tested.
Officials hope the cabinet will reach a consensus on the resolution of this issue. On November 4, Lebanese Muslim and Christian leaders are scheduled to meet under President Michel Suleiman to consider plans for a national defense strategy for Lebanon. A number of plans are on the table, but none have been agreed upon and approved that would decide the role of the Shiite group Hizbullah and its arsenal. Hizbullah is the most powerful armed militia in Lebanon. It fought a 33day war against the Israeli army in the summer of 2006, in which some 1,200 Lebanese killed. Some Lebanese complain that Hizbullah has become too powerful and intimidating to contain.
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|Publication:||The Weekly Middle East Reporter (Beirut, Lebanon)|
|Date:||Oct 16, 2010|
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