UN Report Says Escalated Hizbullah Rhetoric Increases War Risk with Israel

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Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres denounced in a periodic report on the implementation of resolution 1701, the recent statements made by Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah against Israel, rejecting “deterrence” justifications which “increases the risk of tension and could lead to renewed war,” An Nahar daily reported on Friday.

The report encouraged President Michel Aoun to resume national dialogue among political parties until a defense strategy is agreed to remove weaponry from Hizbullah and other armed groups, according to the daily.

The report, which consists of 91 paragraphs and prepared by the Special Coordinator for the United Nations in Lebanon Sigrid Kaag citing a comprehensive assessment of the implementation of Security Council resolution 1701, is the first for Guterres since he took office on the first of January.

In the report, Guterres welcomed the “institutional and political progress” made in recent months in Lebanon, saying it “represents an opportunity to further strengthen the Lebanese state's authority and expand it.” Nevertheless it added that “Retention of arms by Hizbullah and other groups undermines the state's authority and contradicts with the duties of the country under resolutions 1559 and 1701.”

The report condemned the “threats launched by Secretary General of Hizbullah against Israel on February 16, which can not be justified as a need for deterrence.” It pointed out that “rhetorical threats of use of force by any of the two parties (Israel and Hizbullah), destabilizes the relative calm and stability prevailing between them.”

It called on all parties to "refrain from such threats, because they increase the risk which could lead to renewed war.”

Comments 18
Default-user-icon the_roar (Guest) 10 March 2017, 10:43

FT is a Christian and the most informative poster on naharnet by a country mile. I come second and mowaten third. We are clever and know how to debate and we support hezbollah and assad.

Thumb gigahabib 10 March 2017, 11:19

Or maybe the fact that Israel keeps bombing Hezbollah in Syria is what's increasing the risk?

Thumb Tony.Farris 10 March 2017, 11:27

What are they doing in Syria in the first place? Leberating zeinab?

Thumb gigahabib 10 March 2017, 12:12

If you have forgotten, both Nusra and ISIS wanted to invade Lebanon and continuously bombed Lebanese cities, so there was plenty of reason to take the fight to them. But I guess you'd prefer living in a Salafist emirate.

Thumb Mystic 10 March 2017, 13:07

He wouldn't know, he never stepped inside Lebanon once, tainting the flag with American colors like a good immigrant.

Thumb ex-fpm 10 March 2017, 13:09

" wanted to invade Lebanon and continuously bombed Lebanese cities"

Spare us your takiah serial lies!

Thumb galaxy 10 March 2017, 13:14

which cities did they attack ya heretic? name them :)!

Your iranian sectarian killing militia was killing Syrians from the first day of the Syrian revolution. Your Nassrallah itself said his terror party has been in Syria for the last five years and he never claimed he was in Syria because Lebanon was being attacked. He is there defending Assad, the shia shrines (lol) and iranian interests.

Thumb gigahabib 10 March 2017, 13:31

Lol, how about Arsal, Assir in Sidon, and all the places they bombed?

Thumb galaxy 10 March 2017, 13:48

Asir was before or after your sectarian militia went to Syria? lol

Arsal was before or after your sectarian militia went to Syria? lol

Lying and deceit are nothing new to a heretic from wilayat al faqih.

Thumb justice 10 March 2017, 16:29

flamethrower is Christian:)

Thumb EagleDawn 10 March 2017, 16:46

@flametroller with yet another username:

sure if you say so paid delusional paid mouthpiece. Nothing you say will change the facts. You and your likes were mocking the ultimatums given by the Syrian rebels to stop your massacres in Syria and to withdraw. Go back, rewind and stop revising history. The rebels kept calling for your terorist party to withdraw from syria and issued threat after threat before they finally took the game to your doorsteps. Isn't lying "haram" in your religion? here is what you said weeks before the rebels carried out a single attack on lebanese soil

the 24 hour 'ultimatum' sent last week to hezb by the FSA chief of staff, dakhlkon wein sar? LOL"

Following the last ultimatum that you mocked due to arrogance, the rebels started targeting you and your shia environment who were distributing baklava in celebration of the fall of qusair and the massacres that were committed by your party of terror.

Thumb gigahabib 10 March 2017, 16:51

Attacking Flamethrower for different usernames? At least we use variations on the same name when we get banned, unlike Texas/Terrorist/Democrat etc. who pretends to be more than one user.

Thumb janoubi 10 March 2017, 17:03

listen to the troll: you were nailed and now you are changing the topic and going all over the place! Stick to Lebanon: The rebel attacks on Lebanon followed hezbollah's intervention in Syria and the first rebel attack happened after the fall of qusyr. Check your facts ya troll and stop acting smart coz you are not!

Thumb justin 10 March 2017, 17:07

more humiliation for @hajibaba:) loooool

Thumb barrymore 10 March 2017, 17:16

and the heretic votes himself up :)!!!!!

Thumb warrior 11 March 2017, 02:16

@flamerotten is providing facts for whoever casually reads the comments section.!

Missing peace 10 March 2017, 16:32

and once again hezbo bootlickers are not shock that hezbollah take lebanon hostage and drag a whole country into war...

who is threatening israel? the state of lebanon or a political party? -> a political party
and they claim to be patriots... LOL

Thumb shab 10 March 2017, 20:43

War is not the correct term when it only bombs a militia