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August 7, 2006
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A leading Lebanese politician said Lebanon rejects a U.N. Security Council draft resolution aimed at ending fighting between Israel and Hezbollah. Lebanon’s Parliament speaker, Nabih Berri, said Lebanon would refuse to accept the resolution because it allows Israeli troops to remain in Lebanon. Shimon Peres, Israel’s deputy prime minister, told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Sunday that Israel would wait until the proposal, which does not call for the return of the two Israeli soldiers Hezbollah kidnapped last month, is finalized before reacting.

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