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Lebanon

Volume 711: debated on Monday 8 June 2009

Questions

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent statements by Hezbollah's leadership that they are acquiring more sophisticated military technology. [HL3896]

Any such action would be in contravention of the arms embargo established by UN Security Council Resolution 1701 and would serve only to undermine regional security.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent statements by Hezbollah's Secretary General, Hassan Nasrallah, that his organisation is ready for war with Israel. [HL3897]

Renewed violence would serve only to harm the interests of Lebanon and its people. The only sustainable solution to the challenges facing Lebanon and the conflict in the Middle East is full engagement in democratic politics and the peace process. The Government continue to believe that Hezbollah should disarm, reject violence and play a constructive role in Lebanese and regional politics, in line with UN Security Council resolutions.