The Pendleton Panther

Lebanon Talking with Hezbollah About Disarming

Posted on: March 10, 2010

A Hezbollah propaganda billboard depicting an Israeli ship in flames.

Lebanon has been experiencing a period of stability and growth since the end of their last war with Israel in 2006.  Much of the violent conflict that has existed between the Mediterranean nation’s religious factions has disappeared.  However, Lebanon is not truly at peace just yet.  Hezbollah, a Shiite Muslim group that operates mainly in eastern Lebanon, is known for its militancy, and could end up causing major problems between their country and Israel.  Hezbollah, sharing ties with Iran from their mutual Shiite ideology, has become increasingly aggravated with the mounting sanctions placed on Iranian nuclear projects.  President Michel Suleiman and 17 other Lebanese officials met with Hezbollah representatives for two hours on Wednesday to discuss possible disarming,  but so far, the peace talks have been less that successful.  The meeting achieved only reaffirming that which had already been agreed upon, but then talks are set to continue.

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