Kofi Anan : most of 1559 is done, sponsor countries are Happy
Few Days ago, in a press conference *, Kofi Anan said that he and the sponsor countries was happy with the implementation of UNSCR 1559 and that the Syrian withdrawal accompanied by the free elections meant that the majority of the UNSCR 1559 is already executed.
He further said that disarming of the militias is being handled by the Lebanese government and again the countries who sponsored 1559 are happy by the way things are going.
From the above, I deduced that the sponsors are not in a hurry to see the full implementation of 1559, further more, they are happy with the way things are moving in
To me this is great news, as I do not see any international pressure for disarming of hizbala in the near future. This means that all the negativity that might have been caused by this demand on the internal front will cease to exist.
On another front, Lahoud's visit to New York was boycotted by almost every one; however, we see that MP Hariri and Sanyora are meeting many international leaders. PM Sanyora meetings are to discuss the various ways they can Help Lebanon.
Hariri and Sanoyora's meetings with major players show that the international community are not boycotting Lebanon, but are rather boycotting Syria's appointed president (Lahoud).
Putting all the above together further show that the expected international aid to Lebanon is not connected to the full implementation of 1559.
For Aoun Supporters, this is bad news as backing the full implementation of 1559 is not anymore a presidential pre-qualification.
* I heard the conference on CNN and couldn't trace a written document.