Hariri Assures Del Col: Lebanon Fully Committed to Resolution 1701, Respect of the Blue Line

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Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri assured the Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) General Stefano Del Col that Lebanon is committed to the full implementation of Resolution 1701 and the respect of the Blue Line on its southern border, Hariri’s press office said in a statement.

Hariri said during a meeting with Del Col at the Center House on Monday that the Lebanese army, which is sole responsible of defending the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Lebanon, cooperates with the UNIFIL forces and will conduct patrols to deal with any flaw in the implementation of resolution 1701 from the Lebanese side. The UN must shoulder its responsibilities in facing the daily violations by Israel of Lebanese airspace and territorial waters.

Hariri considered that the escalated Israeli tone towards Lebanon does not serve the calm that has been prevailing for more than 12 years, and that the international community must curb this escalation in the interest of the respect of the Blue Line and the full implementation of Resolution 1701.

Comments 4
Thumb ex-fpm 18 December 2018, 08:31

With attack tunnels into Israel confirmed by the U.N and the presence of the terror militia south of the Litani River, claiming that Lebanon is in full compliance with UN Resolution 1701 is nothing short of a joke and is shameless.

Thumb janoubi 18 December 2018, 08:40

Before he opens his mouth about Lebanon's commitment to 1701, can he himself go to the south and see for himself how in every village hezbollah has armed presence.

Missing ysurais 18 December 2018, 13:03

Mr PM 1 day u will enter z Guinness as z best politician.. people who are in coma better to stay asleep and not wake up and make sudden false comment/s..

Missing arturo 18 December 2018, 18:00

It would be more helpful if he discussed the tunnels Lebanon built into Israel. He can (i) deny they exist -- the Aoun Berri approach, (ii) claim the tunnels have existed for decades or centuries and claim no knowledge of who constructed them (possibly the French or British) or (iii) acknowledge that they were built recently by Lebanon and say what he plans to do about it.