Q: There has been an announcement about a common front, a joint front, between Iran and Syria. Do you read this as directed against Iraq or against Lebanon? And are you worried to what it might lead, to consequences?
SG: I need to look at the details of that announcement. We are monitoring developments there very, very closely, as you can imagine. So I would not want to comment in detail on that.
Q: Is it worrisome that there is such an announcement of a common front?
SG: I think I won't (inaudible) what was said.
Q: What are you going to do on the team, on the Lebanon report? What's your first step?
SG: We are studying the Security Council request very carefully, in order to begin taking prompt action. But I am not in a position to go into details.
Q: How prompt? When should we expect the first step?
SG: I would hope in the course of the week.
Q: [The] course of a week? It will take a week before you take the first step?
SG: In the course of a week.
Q: Middle East envoy, are you ready to announce that? Do you have anything?
SG: Kieran is working on that for me – Kieran Prendergast.