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Lebanon approves UN resolution: Minister

india Updated: Aug 13, 2006 02:42 IST

The Lebanese government, which includes Hezbollah representatives, on Saturday unanimously approved a UN resolution calling for an end to hostilities with Israel, Finance Minister Jihad Azour said.

"The government approved unanimously the UN resolution, despite some reservations," he said.

"Another cabinet meeting will be held on Sunday to discuss details of the implementation of the resolution," he said.

An official source said the "unanimous reservations... came because resolution did not condemn large-scale Israeli destructions in Lebanon."

"It was also vague about the issues" of the Lebanese prisoners in Israeli jails and the Israeli-occupied Shebaa farms, a border area seized by Israel from Syria and now claimed by Lebanon with Damascus' approval, he said.

The government's acceptance of the UN resolution came hours after Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said that his guerrilla group would abide by any ceasefire brokered by the United Nations and would not block the approval of the resolution by the government.