Printer Friendly

LEBANON - May 16 - US Blocks $35M Aid.

The US House of Representatives blocks $35m in aid to Beirut in the latest blow for the government of Rafik Hariri. The House vote - which needs ratification by the Senate - would prevent the transfer of the remainder $50m package. (Pres. Bush has supported Hariri's effort to win international assistance to ease the burden of the $25 bn public debt. But Washington has also demanded that Beirut deploy troops along its southern border, a region vacated by Israel in May 2000. The government works closely with Syria, which seeks a pressure-point to help return the Golan, part of Syria occupied by Israel since 1967. Damascus backs Hizbollah, the Lebanese resistance movement, in continuing attacks on Israeli forces in Shebaa Farms - an area on the Lebanese-Syria border occupied by Israel - where Hizbollah has killed three Israeli soldiers and captured three others. Hizbollah's attacks at Israeli forces in Shebaa Farms continued this week, triggering fierce Israeli retaliation - see Arabs-Israel).
COPYRIGHT 2001 Input Solutions
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2001, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:APS Diplomat Recorder
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:70MID
Date:May 19, 2001
Words:156
Previous Article:IRAQ - May 16 - Sanctions To Be Reviewed.
Next Article:QATAR - May 13 - Castro Visits.
Topics:


Related Articles
Toward a New Foreign Policy.
LEBANON - March 15 - Israel Threatens Water War.
ARAB-AFFAIRS - Feb. 29 - Kuwait Sends Lebanon US$15m Emergency Aid.
ARAB AFFAIRS - Mar. 11 - League Expresses Solidarity With Lebanon.
Swift $1.55 Bn Saudi Aid To Beirut.
Donors Pledge $940M To Beirut.
GCC Cash To Boost Lebanese Army.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters