Defense Council Says Lebanon to Take Measures over Israel Wall Plan
Lebanon's Higher Defense Council convened on Friday and announced that the country will take all the possible measures to prevent Israel from violating U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701 through its controversial border wall plan.
Lebanese authorities say the wall would go through 13 points disputed by Lebanon.
Separately, President Michel Aoun instructed the chiefs of military and security agencies during the meeting to “maintain readiness to foil any security breach,” hailing the efforts that are being exerted to “preserve security in the country.”
And as part of preparations for the Rome 2 conference that will be held in February, the Army Command and the Directorate General of Internal Security Forces briefed the Council on their needs in line with the plans they have devised for combating terrorism and preserving security in the country.
The meeting was presided over by President Aoun and attended by Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Defense Minister Yaacoub Sarraf, Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil, Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil, Justice Minister Salim Jreissati, Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq, Economy Minister Raed Khoury, Army Commander General Joseph Aoun and the heads of security agencies.