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Passed House amended (05/23/2005)

Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) Syria should complete its withdrawal of all remaining intelligence and security forces from Lebanon in accordance with United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 1559, and Lebanon should allow free access to international monitors verifying compliance with Resolution 1559; (2) Lebanon should hold free elections in May 2005; and (3) the United States should aid the Lebanese people to restore the rule of law.

States that it should be U.S. policy to: (1) support free elections in Lebanon by encouraging international election assistance; (2) support a national dialogue that transcends sectarian divisions, and urge the development of democratic institutions to foster sovereign democratic rule in Lebanon; and (3) call for the immediate release of all political prisoners and detainees held in Lebanese and Syrian prisons.