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The day UNSCR 1559's draft was submitted to the Security Council PDF Print E-mail
Written by WCCR, Tom Harb SG   
Monday, 11 March 2013

Released from the archives, this picture was taken the day a delegation of Lebanese-American and Lebanese Diaspora INGOs met with the US ambassador to the UN Security Council on March 10, 2004
Released from the archives, this picture was taken the day a delegation of Lebanese-American and Lebanese Diaspora INGOs met with the US ambassador to the UN Security Council on March 10, 2004

Released from the archives, this picture was taken the day a delegation of Lebanese-American and Lebanese Diaspora INGOs met with the US ambassador to the UN Security Council on March 10, 2004

Released from the archives, this picture was taken the day a delegation of Lebanese-American and Lebanese Diaspora INGOs met with the US ambassador to the UN Security Council on March 10, 2004 and officially remitted a memo authored by Dr Walid Phares and a draft resolution produced by an expert committee, calling on the United Nations to issue a Security Council Resolution imposing a withdrawal of Syria's forces from Lebanon and the disarming and disbanding of all militias operating on Lebanese soil. The memo, written by Dr Phares derived from a number of conferences and seminars over the years. A long history of the strategy to engage the United Nations goes back to the early 1990s. A medium history of the process began in 2000 in Mexico and in Lebanon, and a short history of the road of the road to the resolution began in March of 2004. A full disclosure of the real history of the UN resolution 1559 will be made in forthcoming detailed memoirs with official and media documents.
 
One characteristic of the historical road to 1559 was that most politicians in Lebanon opposed it for fear of Assad regime reprisals or dismissed it as impossible to achieve. Another characteristic of the making of the resolution was the fact that it was a group effort with many components and actors coming together. A third reality -which is still unknown to most Lebanese, is that world powers and Governments were not in the process of initiating a UN resolution for Lebanon yet. They had to be 'lobbied' and convinced. More input about this important period of Lebanon's international history will be released before the final memoirs.
 
In the picture standing from right to left Peter Vrooman from the US mission at the Security Council, Joe Baini, President of the World Lebanese Cultural Union, Ambassador John Negroponte US ambassador to the UN Security Council who officially received the memo and the draft, Dr Walid Phares then Secretary General of the World Lebanese Cultural Union (WLCU), Tom Harb, Chairman for Foreign Affairs at the WLCU and Deputy Secretary General of the World Maronite Union and Fady Bark, WLCU-North America Secretary
 
On March 10, the delegation met with the French Ambassador and his staff, the US Ambassador and his staff, and the Russian Ambassador and his staff. On March 11 it met with the Australian Ambassador and his staff, the Mexican Ambassador and his staff, and the German Ambassador and his staff. Other missions were visited at a later date.
 
Tom Harb is the Secretary General of the World Council for the Cedars Revolution and Co-Chair for the Middle East American Coalition.

 Released from the archives, this picture was taken the day a delegation of Lebanese-American and Lebanese Diaspora INGOs met with the US ambassador to the UN Security Council on March 10, 2004



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