Lebanon: Israeli Scud allegations divert attention from peace negotiations
Israeli threats at issue in talks between Hariri govt and French and Turkish officials.
April 27, 2010 8:56 by Katherine Azmeh
Israel continues to allege that Damascus is supplying Scud missiles to Hizbullah. But, officials in Lebanon’s administration charge that the Scud allegations are a device to divert attention away from the stalled Middle East peace talks, according to Tuesday’s Daily Star.
Hariri is reportedly engaging contacts in Arab and European governments on the matter, particularly Israeli threats against Syria and Israel amid stalled peace negotiations with the Palestinians.
Israel earlier this month charged Syria’s President Assad with supplying Scuds to Hizbullah, but Damascus has repeatedly denied the charges.