Suleiman Slams Israeli Overflights, Calls for International Actionإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
President Michel Suleiman slammed Israel on Sunday for its continued threats against Lebanon, urging the international community to pressure it to end its intimidation.
In a statement carried by the state-run National News Agency, Suleiman said: “The Israeli enemy continues to threaten Lebanon through its overflights in a new and grave violation of (U.N. Security Council) resolution 1701.”
“The international community and the Security Council, which claim they are keen on stability in Lebanon and the region, should pressure Israel into giving up such acts,” he said.
The Jewish state should also “be persuaded that there will neither be peace nor stability unless it gets involved in the peace process in the region on the basis of the Madrid conference and the opportunity provided by the Arab summit of Beirut in 2002.”
Israeli warplanes continue to fly over Lebanon. On Sunday, fighter jets carried out mock raids during medium altitude overflights in al-Khiam, Marjayoun, al-Arqoub, Nabatiyeh and Iqlim al-Tuffah.