Hariri Assures Del Col: Lebanon Fully Committed to Resolution 1701, Respect of the Blue Lineإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
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.