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UN resolution calls for ceasefire in Lebanon

A UN resolution calls for strict respect by all parties for the sovereignty and integrity of Israel and Lebanon.

india Updated: Aug 06, 2006 02:12 IST

The United Nations has called for a complete ceasefire in Lebanon.

The draft Franco-US resolution on Lebanon has called for a "full cessation of hostilities, based upon ... the immediate cessation by Hezbollah of all offensive military operations."

The text "reiterates ... strong support for full respect for the Blue Line" marking the border between Lebanon and Israel.

It also "calls for Israel and Lebanon to support a permanent ceasefire and a long-term solution based on the following principles and elements:

- strict respect by all parties for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Israel and Lebanon; and

- delineation of the international borders of Lebanon, especially in those areas where the border is disputed or uncertain, including in the Shebaa Farms area."