Key U.N. Security Council members have agreed on a resolution to end Israel’s month-old war with Hizbollah and a vote was possible later on Friday, British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett said.
An Israeli political source said Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was reviewing the draft resolution. Earlier in the day, Israel ordered an expansion of its ground offensive and said it would press ahead with the campaign if it was unhappy with any deal.
Israeli tank forces were preparing for orders to sweep into Lebanon after the wider offensive was approved, Israeli TV said.
“We have an agreed text,” Beckett told reporters, adding she hoped that Israel and Lebanon would abide by it. She said the full Security Council would receive the draft at 1900 GMT.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice flew to New York in anticipation of a vote on ending the war, in which at least 1,030 people in Lebanon and 123 Israelis have been killed.
In the meantime, Israel is pressing ahead with a wide scale land invasion of Lebanon.
Flap does not trust the United Nations and this had better be a good deal or……
The resolution will be under Chapter 6 of the U.N Charter and would include U.N forces with an “enhanced mandate.”
It looks like an appeasement deal to Lebanona and Hezbollah.Â Flap predicts if Omert and the Israeli government accepts this proposal that Olmert’s government will fall.
LET ISRAEL PROCEED.
Israeli soldiers walk in Lebanon towards the south of Ramiya after they crossed the border in northern Israel, August 11, 2006
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