'I think we can achieve what the Lebanese Government want to see as well as what the Israeli Government wants to see, which is the Government of Lebanon back in full charge of its own territory, without us leaving a vacuum in which the Hezbollah militia can move in.
We will help a lot with humanitarian aid, we will help particularly with things like repairing the infrastructure of Lebanon where we have a particular expertise there, and there are other assets that we can use in order to help both the Lebanese Government and the situation.'
Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister, on The Today Programme, Radio 4: 8 August 2006
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