Parliament Approves Arms Trade Treaty after Controversy

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Lebanon’s Parliament ratified on Tuesday the international Arms Trade Treaty, amid objection from several MPs including Hizbullah lawmakers who cited concerns for the Resistance’s arms, the National News Agency reported.

The draft law was rebuffed by lawmakers of the Marada Movement, Loyalty to the Resistance bloc, Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), MP Jamil Assayed, independent Sunni deputies and Hizbullah, amid the abstention of AMAL Movement and Free Patriotic Movement lawmakers.

The 2014 treaty seeks to regulate international trade in conventional arms and prevent illicit trade. Hizbullah legislator Ali Ammar walked out of the parliament Tuesday, saying it "infringes on the weapons of the resistance."

Loyalty to the Resistance MPs demanded the law be returned to the committees.

MP Nawaf Mousawi said: “The Israeli enemy is a partner in this treaty. Signing it would not fall in Lebanon’s interest.”

On objection of lawmakers, PM-designate Saad Hariri said after the treaty was approved: “The treaty has nothing to do with the arms of the Resistance. Lebanon must sign it because it falls in its interest.”

After Lebanon's 15-year civil war ended in 1990, Hizbullah was allowed to keep its weapons since it was fighting Israeli forces occupying parts of southern Lebanon.

Hizbullah today has a massive arsenal including tens of thousands of rockets and missiles. The group sent thousands of its fighters to Syria to fight along President Bashar Assad's forces.

Comments 6
Thumb whyaskwhy 25 September 2018, 14:35

Amazing how Kizballah still prefers the law of the jungle versus international law

Thumb galaxy 25 September 2018, 15:10

لبنان يتصدر "غرب آسيا" بإصابات السرطان

تصدر لبنان لائحة دول غرب آسيا، في عدد الإصابات بالسرطان، وفق أحدث تقرير للوكالة الدولية لأبحاث السرطان. وتؤكد وزارة الصحة اللبنانية أن الوضع البيئي المتدهور، أحد أبرز العوامل التي أدت إلى ارتفاع معدلات الإصابة.لبنان-يتصدر-غرب-آسيا-بإصابات-السرطان

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 25 September 2018, 15:31

The country is a toxic waste dump; everything is poisoned : food, water, air, soil, beaches.

Thumb s.o.s 25 September 2018, 16:02

And the people, most of them are lobotomized!

Thumb roflmfao 25 September 2018, 17:16

From the annals of the life and times of MP Nawaf Mousawi..
Come with me as we travel back in time to one quaint neighborhood of old Tyre south Lebanon.. sometimes in the early 1970s.. diner table.. the Mousawi household..
Little Nawwaf's mommy:"Nawwaf habibi eat you broccoli, it's good for you. It's brain food"
Little Nawwaf, 8 years old: "I don't wanna because broccoli is the Israeli enemy's partner"
And this is how little Nawwaf grew up never benefiting from the brain food his mommy tried to feed him to become the thing we know today.
The End.. for now

Thumb eagle_eye 26 September 2018, 00:10

Russia will become dominant in the Middle East and will in time lead an attack on Israel