Aoun Urges U.N. to Act Quickly to Halt Israel's Violations


President Michel Aoun on Friday called on the United Nations to address Israel’s violations of Lebanon’s airspace, hours after Israel carried out an airstrike on Syria from Lebanon’s skies.

Aoun voiced his remarks during a meeting in Baabda with U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Joanna Wronecka.

“The Israeli aircraft’s violation of the Lebanese airspace overnight is a new violation of Lebanese sovereignty and Resolution 1701, which requires swift action by the U.N. to guarantee that it won’t be repeated and to put an end to it,” the President told the U.N. coordinator.

Israeli warplanes overflew Lebanon at low altitude on Thursday night and missiles were reportedly seen crossing the Lebanese airspace during an airstrike on the suburbs of the Syrian regions of Damascus and Homs.

The sounds of the fighter jets and missiles sparked panic in the Lebanese capital and other Lebanese regions.

Lebanese media also reported two missiles fell in the Qalamoun region bordering Lebanon.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said that "Israeli missiles targeted arms depots and military positions of" Hizbullah between Syria's Damascus and Homs.

Comments 8
Thumb EagleDawn 20 August 2021, 12:50

only 2 people are working for Lebanon as we speak.
General Aoun & Walid Jumblat....the rest pffttttt."

Missing 5-7doud 20 August 2021, 16:28

U.N. Urges Aoun to Act Quickly to Halt Bassil's Violations

Thumb SheikYerbouti 20 August 2021, 17:44

Aoun the strong and sovereign was probably asleep on August 4 2021 it's how he missed it when Hezbollah cynically fired three rockets on Israel hiding behind the Palestinian faction false flag.

Missing phillipo 20 August 2021, 19:40

I don't remember him complaining to the UN over all the Hizballah violations over the past 10 years or so.
Oops I forget, it has been his governments which have allowed Hizballah to violate Resolution 1701 for all this time, by refusing to allow LAF to take control of all the area south of the Litani.

Missing HellAndWaite 20 August 2021, 20:53

Asymmetric and duplicitous whiner about a micro-aggression ... Is Lebanon otherwise in compliance with 1701? ... No? ... would it be more honorable to get one's own house in good order before complaining about the neighbors?

Is Lebanon a country or not? Is Aoun its president or not? Can the government determine the country's affairs or not? .. "Not", "not", and "not"? ... well then there isn't much of a conversation to be had, now, is there?

Missing arturo 20 August 2021, 23:40

Aoun must request that sanctions must be placed on either country -- Israel or Lebanon -- that violates 1701 and offer free access south of the Litani to demonstate Lebanon's compliance.

Default-user-icon Leaveordie (Guest) 21 August 2021, 02:19

its time for you to leave bruh. #Fireoun and his friends, he is also involved in the assasination of PM Rafik Hariri, #UNisbad

Thumb thepatriot 21 August 2021, 18:17

What an Impressive and Strong President!