Wednesday 12th July
H.E. Kofi Annan
New York N.Y.
Re Ė Current affairs in
The World Council of the Cedars
Revolution representing the hopes and aspirations of the great majority of
the many millions of Lebanese throughout the Diaspora is absolutely
appalled at Hezbollahís attacks on Israel, killing several Israeli
soldiers and capturing two others; which has seen Israel, immediately
carrying out reprisal attacks bringing destruction and devastation upon
the people of Lebanon.
Our senior executives have on
numerous occasions met with your Deputies and with Ambassadors of all
members of the UN Security Council, strongly and emphatically expressing
our desire of the UNSC to disarm Hezbollah and block the continuous supply
of arms by Syria to Hezbollah, the Palestinians and other militias
operating on Lebanese soil, fearing the occurrence and escalation of the
events which are unfolding before our very eyes.
The people of Lebanon are
innocent. All attacks against the people of Lebanon must cease
immediately; and the only body which can make this happen is the UNSC.
Hezbollah is armed and controlled by Syria and Iran; and thatís where the
Israeli response should be directed.
It should be clearly understood
that the World Council of the Cedars Revolution considers it absolutely
unacceptable that Hezbollah should maintain any arms and must be disarmed
as soon as possible. The Lebanese Diaspora is outraged at the UNSCís soft
approach towards disarming Hezbollah. We are horrified at the possibility
of escalating hostilities in the Region. Such a conflict will have an
intolerable effect upon the defenseless people of Lebanon who have only
recently come out of thirty years of Syrian domination and tyranny.
We condemn this barbaric
conflict and call on the United Nations Security Council to send urgently
a UN Security Force to protect the borders between Lebanon and Israel and
between Lebanon and Syria, until Lebanonís territorial integrity could be
safeguarded and all militias disarmed.
Joeseph P. Baini