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Lebanon: International Peace Force

Volume 685: debated on Monday 9 October 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will ensure that the newly proposed international peace force to be sent to Lebanon under United Nations auspices will exclude military personnel from the United States and the United Kingdom. [HL7081]

Her Majesty's Government (HMG) are actively discussing with international partners options to help to resolve the current Middle East crisis. Any international force would need the support of, among others, the Lebanese Government and Israel. If a force were to be deployed, HMG would consider, with international partners, how best they could support any such effort, taking into account our existing military commitments. The involvement of US military personnel is a matter for the US Government.