Thursday, May 29, 2003

Ash-Sharq al-Awsat is reporting today that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards have withdrawn weapons from southern Lebanon and ceased training Hizbullah and Islamic Jihad fighters. The newspaper attributes the move to U.S. pressure. This continues a thread discussed previously here, here, and by Jeremy Reff here. At the same time, Abu Mazen claims Hamas and Islamic Jihad are close to agreeing to stop attacks on Israelis.


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