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Introduced in House (09/27/2007)


110th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. RES. 690


Expressing grave concern of the House of Representatives for Iran and Syria’s continued and systematic violations of U.N. Resolutions 1701 and 1559.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 27, 2007

Mr. Israel (for himself and Mr. Knollenberg) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


RESOLUTION

Expressing grave concern of the House of Representatives for Iran and Syria’s continued and systematic violations of U.N. Resolutions 1701 and 1559.

    Whereas both resolutions 1559 and 1701 call for Lebanon’s sovereignty and political independence, and the disarmament of all armed militias and foreign forces;

    Whereas resolution 1701 specifically calls for the immediate and unconditional release of abducted Israeli soldiers;

    Whereas Iran and Syria continue to replenish Hezbollah's arsenal and rehabilitate its military force, reaching a greater weapons capacity than before the Second Lebanon War;

    Whereas the arms embargo has not been effectively enforced and weapons are steadily smuggled into Lebanon from Syria and Iran;

    Whereas political assassinations and terrorism aimed at anti-Syrian Lebanese political leaders have threatened Lebanese independence;

    Whereas Israel Defense Forces soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, abducted by Hezbollah forces on July 12, 2006, have not been released; and

    Whereas Israel has fulfilled it obligations in resolution 1701 by withdrawing its troops from southern Lebanon and maintaining the ceasefire: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) demands that all provisions of U.N. Resolutions be implemented including—

(A) Hezbollah immediately and unconditionally release Israel Defense Force soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, as mandated by U.N. Resolution 1701;

(B) Hezbollah and other armed Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias groups disband and disarm as required by both U.N. Resolutions 1559 and 1701; and

(C) the arms embargo be strictly enforced, as both resolutions demand there be no weapons in Lebanon without the consent of its Government and no authority other than that of its Government;

(2) expresses—

(A) its unwavering support and commitment to the unconditional release of the abducted Israeli soldiers;

(B) its support for the Government of Lebanon in asserting it sovereignty by extending its authority throughout its territory, particularly in the South;

(C) its support for the U.N. mandated UNIFIL troops, and its strong hope for the expansion of its troops to the Syrian border to enforce the weapons embargo;

(D) its vigorous support for a democratic Lebanon, with disarmed Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias; and

(E) its deepest concern that the continued failure of the international community to live up to its commitments to stop Hezbollah's rearmament could once again lead to war; and

(3) condemns—

(A) Iran and Syria for its ongoing violation of U.N. Resolutions 1701 and 1559, especially in re-arming Hezbollah; and

(B) Iran and Syria, for sponsoring, financing, and arming terrorist organizations internationally and specifically within Lebanon.


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