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Encyclopedia > UN Security Council Resolution 1559

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1559 calls on Syria to cease intervening in Lebanese internal politics, withdraw from Lebanon, and for the disbanding of all Lebanese militias (See: Hezbollah). This measure was adopted in 2 September 2004.

The full text is available at Wikisource:UN Security Council Resolution 1559.

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United Nations Security Council Resolution 1559 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1432 words)
On October 7, 2004 the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan reported to the Security Council regarding the lack of compliance with Resolution 1559.
The January 20, 2005 UN Secretary-General's report on Lebanon stated that "The continually asserted position of the Government of Lebanon that the Blue Line is not valid in the Shab'a farms area is not compatible with Security Council resolutions.
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan called on the Lebanese government "to extend its control over all its territory, to exert its monopoly on the use of force, and to put an end to all such attacks" [6].
Al-Ahram Weekly | Opinion | Putting Prudence before posturing (1339 words)
The main assumption of UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1559 is that Lebanon is a state under occupation, a country ripped asunder by militia.
Resolution 1559 is a political defeat for Syria, but it is Lebanon that is in immediate danger.
The resolution is legally questionable, as it involves a clear violation of Clause 7 of Article 2 (chapter I) of the UN Charter, which prohibits intervention in internal matters of UN member states except in cases defined in chapter VII.
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