Thursday, August 5, 2010

On August 5

On this day in ...
... 2006, 2 of the 5 permanent Council members, the United States and France, circulated a draft U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Lebanon, site for nearly 4 weeks of warfare between Israel and Hezbollah. (map credit) The proposal made little headway on account of opposition by Middle East countries. The New York Times reported:
The stalling of progress at the United Nations reflected an outpouring of condemnation across the Middle East, demonstrating a conviction that the proposed resolution spoke to all of Israel's demands, backed by the United States, without addressing those of Hezbollah.

On August 11 the Council would pass a revised ceasefire measure, Resolution 1701 (2006).

(Prior August 5 posts are here, here, and here.)

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