May 17, 2006

UN Security Council presses Syria on Beirut ties

By Irwin Arieff

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A divided U.N. Security Council
on Wednesday pressed Syria and Lebanon to establish formal
diplomatic ties and clarify their shared border.

The 15-nation council approved by a vote of 13-0, with
China and Russia abstaining, a resolution broadly seeking full
implementation of a 2004 resolution calling for an end to
outside interference in Lebanon, which at the time had been
under Syrian domination for 29 years.