Sarkozy: France sending frigate to stem arms to Gaza

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    French President Nicolas Sarkozy is ordering that a frigate be immediately deployed off Gaza to survey the area and fight arms smuggling.

    A statement Friday by Sarkozy's office said he had asked that the helicopter-carrier be immediately deployed in international waters off Gaza "in full cooperation with Egypt and Israel."

    The move is aimed at consolidating the fragile cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Sarkozy traveled twice to the region to help put together a cease-fire, in an initiative with Egypt.

    He also ordered French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner to "coordinate closely" with the United States and Europe and propose other ways to fight arms smuggling.

    Sarkozy: France sending frigate to stem arms to Gaza | Middle East | Jerusalem Post
     
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    good news
     
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    The French sending military is about as comforting as Hamas sending a peace delegation to Jerusalem.
     
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    Let Isreal deal with this problem.
     
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    Clearly the smuggling of arms to Hamas by Iran is an international problem - Iran is violating the sovereignty of Egypt in order to fight a proxy war against Israel - so it is perfectly appropriate for the international community to address this issue.
     
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    We just tried that and the world condemned us.
     

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