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Lebanon accuses Israel of violations

March 18, 2009 at 12:48 PM   |   Comments

PARIS, March 18 (UPI) -- Lebanon's president is accusing Israel of continually violating his nation's territory.

Lebanese President Michel Sleiman told a news conference Wednesday in France that Israel still occupies Shebaa farms which he says violates a U.N. Security Council resolution adopted in 2006, Kuwait's Kuna news agency reports.

In addition, Sleiman said Israel has refused to hand over maps showing where land mines and cluster bombs were placed during a 2006 incursion into southern Lebanon.

Sleiman also accused Israel of taking advantage of Arab disagreements.

"If the world wants peace it must work for reconciliation" among Palestinians and Arabs, Sleiman said.

It was Sleiman's first state visit to France since Nicolas Sarkozy was elected French president in May 2007.

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