House Resolution for Ending the Syrian Occupation of
With the renewal of President Bush's commitment to the war on
terrorism, the Council of the Lebanese Canadian
Coordinating Council (LCCC) expresses its full support for the USA House Resolution introduced today (18.4.02) by Representatives Dick Armey and Eliot Engel to the
2nd session of the 107th Congress of the
The Resolution entitled The Syria
Accountability Act of 2002 introduces a bill "To halt Syrian support of
terrorism, end its occupation of Lebanon, stop its development of weapons of mass
destruction, cease its illegal importation of Iraqi oil, and
hold Syria accountable
for its contributions to the problems of the Middle East". At this time of great
tension in the
The LCCC joins the CLAO in extending its gratitude to all members of USA Congress who worked very hard at drafting and supporting this resolution, in particular House Majority leader Rep. Dick Armey (R; TX), Rep. Eliot Engel (D; NY), and members of the House Committee on International Relations, for their courageous leadership in sponsoring the bill.
The LCCC calls upon all Lebanon's, all Lebanese in Diaspora, The Canadian Lebanese Community, the Lebanese-American community, all Americans and Canadians who long for peace in the Middle East to support the resolution as it goes to a vote on the House and Senate floors.
In its commitment to the restoration of
The Syrian occupation of
The LCCC hails the on going patriotic efforts of all those who are advocating Lebanon's cause in the USA, especially the CLAO (Council of the Lebanese American Organizations).