Ban in 1559 Report: Hizbullah Drone May Threaten Lebanon Stability

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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned that Hizbullah’s sending of a reconnaissance drone into Israel's airspace may threaten stability in Lebanon, in his 16th report on the implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1559.

According to LBCI television, Ban also voiced his concerns over the Syrian crisis’ repercussions on the situation in Lebanon, praising the stances of President Michel Suleiman and Prime Minister Najib Miqati in regards to the so-called self-disassociation policy.

Exclusive sources told LBCI that the U.N. chief cautions in the report that “Hizbullah’s activity in Syria threatens stability in Lebanon,” pointing out that he urged the Syrian government to respect Lebanon’s sovereignty and integrity.

Ban also condemned the incidents that took place on the Lebanese side of the border, according to LBCI.

Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah declared last week that his group had sent a drone over Israel, noting that Hizbullah has the right to keep sending UAVs as long as Israel is violating Lebanon's airspace.

"A sophisticated reconnaissance aircraft was sent from Lebanese territory ... and traveled hundreds of kilometers (miles) over the sea before crossing enemy lines and into occupied Palestine," Nasrallah said.

"It overflew sensitive and important installations for dozens of kilometers until the enemy spotted it near (the nuclear site) Dimona," Nasrallah added. He did not identify the installations.

Nasrallah has also denied reports that a Hizbullah commander and several fighters were recently killed while fighting alongside the regime in Syria, clarifying that the Hizbullah fighters were killed while defending Lebanese-inhabited border towns inside Syria.

The Lebanese residents of Syrian border towns "maintained their ties with Lebanon and they vote in Lebanon. Some of the men of these Lebanese families have been members of Lebanese parties since decades,” Nasrallah added.

“A large number of Lebanese residents of these border towns belong to Hizbullah and they have been fighting in the party's ranks since 30 years. We did not tell them how to deal with the incidents. We told them make your own choice and they chose to stay in their homes. Armed groups attacked them and carried out killings, kidnappings and even rapes,” Nasrallah clarified.

“Some of them decided to flee the area, but most of them stayed in their towns and started to arm themselves. The residents of these towns took the decision to stay and defend themselves against the armed groups and did not engage in the battle between the regime and the opposition,” Hizbullah's leader added.

Comments 13
Thumb chrisrushlau 18 October 2012, 20:23

I'd like to make it clear, as a US citizen, that Mr. Ban does not speak for all of us here in the US.

Default-user-icon farid (Guest) 19 October 2012, 04:58

hey dami wat pills do u use ?? also as an American i suggest u to return to ur doctor and change prescription

Missing peace 18 October 2012, 20:35

hezbos are the biggest threat to lebanon more than israel....

Missing peace 18 October 2012, 23:21

oh! not only, but with aoun too who said the same thing a few years ago, remember? but you forgot that... i'm not surprised.

oh! and he even was at the origin of the 1559, licking the boots of ...georges bush. you forgot that too...i'm not surprised either.

alzheimer again huh?

Missing peace 19 October 2012, 13:37

so why are you criticizing those allied with the USA now? only aoun had the right before? lol you are stupid, what can we say more...aoun was pragmatic but M14 is not now as they do the same? are you dumb or blind? both i believe. aoun even delivered a speech in the US senate. that was patriotic? but those M14 who meet american officials now are traitors?
see how illogic you are trying to defend you puppet who sold himself to the highest bidder...all you say is denied by hard facts! you are in denial my poor little sheep....
what applies to aoun is denied for others. typicl double FPM standards!

Missing peace 19 October 2012, 14:26

oh!!! still drowning in trying to justify the unjustifiable!
you think that M14 are US pawns?
good, but pledging allegiance to a foreign country is even worse! i guess hezbos are syrian and iranian allies not pawns, but M14 are pawns!
funny way of thinking...what s allowed to some is denied to the others... as usual in your binary M8 mind...

OH! my gosh! i m a woman or hormonal imbalance man! look who is speaking! oh! (seems you don t like women as it seems to be an insult in your mind! poor thing you miss a lot in life then! )

better than offering your a... to the highest bidder i guess!

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Missing vaclav_havel 18 October 2012, 21:13

interiorly, I don't support HA, bass ya Ban Kimoon, Isra2il do violate our territory several times per day, fa 3mol ma3rouf, do well your job 2aw shut up!

Default-user-icon jaques (Guest) 19 October 2012, 05:02

Im not a zionist simpatiser but the question is why israel violate the lebanese air space all the time hummm !!! wonder why ??

Missing phillipo 18 October 2012, 21:36

Why is it that there are no Israeli overflies of Jordan and Egypt?
Could it possibly be that it is because these countries are living in peace.
Do you honestly think that if there was no Hizballah in Southern Lebanon, and Lebanon and Israel had signed a peace treaty, that these claimed overfiles would need to exist?

Missing peace 18 October 2012, 22:14

how could hezbos sell their soup and maintain their power of terror if lebanon signed a peace treaty? lol! they would then be useless and couldn t have the control of the south! hezbos are the major threat to lebanon... no hezbos no need for israel to fly over lebanon,economy could thrive and extremists groups wouldn t have their place anymore in a free and rich country... and aoun wouldn t have the money he got from them....

Missing peace 19 October 2012, 13:31

hahaha! sooooo funny and ignorant ft... shebaa is syrian according to UN laws because they still don t have the official documents from syria proving it is lebanese! you understand?
so if hezb REALLY wants to liberate shebaa they d demand to the SYRIAN regime to hand them over to the UN. then and only then would shebaa fall under 425! till now it s under 242...saying it orally is not an evidence regarding the law!
so ask your allies to make pressure on syria not israel? ok?

didn t your master iranman say that they wouldn t give up there arms not now not in three weeks not in three hundred years?

which part of this you don t understand? all of it it appears...

Default-user-icon Chris Jones (Guest) 19 October 2012, 03:13

What about the 20,000+ Israelie violations you moron! You have lost respect and so has the UN. Especially after NATO invaded Lybia and America invaded Iraw and Afghanistan. The UN is a Zionist puppet or tool rather and nothing more other than to control the poor and help the rich get richer and the corporates become more in control!