France wants 'rapid' adoption of UN resolution

7th August 2006, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Aug 7, 2006 (AFP) - France called on Monday for the rapid adoption of a Franco-US resolution aimed at ending the Israeli-Lebanese conflict, while insisting it wanted to take Lebanon's objections into account.

PARIS, Aug 7, 2006 (AFP) - France called on Monday for the rapid adoption of a Franco-US resolution aimed at ending the Israeli-Lebanese conflict, while insisting it wanted to take Lebanon's objections into account.

"We are aware of the need to move fast," foreign ministry spokesman Denis Simmonneau told reporters. "We hope for an adoption as soon as possible, while trying to take into account the demands voiced by the Lebanese prime minister."

He said France was "studying these (Lebanese) proposals with the greatest care, and along with its partners in the Security Council was looking at ways of taking them into account".

The United Nations was Monday to resume debate on the French-US draft resolution to end fighting between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon, complicated by the Lebanese government's objections to the plan.

Lebanon has called for the text to be amended to order an immediate withdrawal of Israeli troops from Lebanese territory once hostilities end.

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