Israel Urges U.N. to Act Against Hizbullah Arsenal, Calls for EU Sanctions

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Israel has urged the U.N. Security Council to condemn Hizbullah for allegedly building its arsenal to unprecedented levels, saying the party now possessed 50,000 missiles capable of hitting Israel.

Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor said in a letter to the 15-nation council on Thursday that the buildup was in clear violation of Resolution 1701.

"In flagrant breach of (Security Council) Resolution 1701, Hizbullah has built its arsenal to unprecedented levels, amassing 50,000 deadly missiles in Lebanon - more missiles than many NATO members have in their possession," he said.

"These missiles can reach all of Israel and well beyond," he added.

In the letter of complaint, Prosor said an explosion in the southern town of Tairharfa on Monday was at a weapons depot.

"This explosion offers yet another reminder to the world about the grave danger before our eyes in Lebanon," he wrote.

The letter urged the Security Council and the international community “to send a clear signal that Hizbullah's rapid rearmament will not be tolerated - backed by concrete steps on the ground.”

"A logical first step is to ensure that Hizbullah is placed on relevant terrorism watchlists in all corners of the globe, including in the European Union," it said.

On Tuesday, a U.S. State Department official has expressed a cautious optimism at prospects for a European designation of Hizbullah as a terrorist organization.

“We've been engaging with our partners in Europe, and we are cautiously optimistic about the prospects for an EU designation of the group,” the State Department’s coordinator for counterterrorism, Daniel Benjamin, said in an address at the Brookings Institution.

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Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) 21 December 2012, 09:57

these missiles are for the israely illegal settelments , think israel has more than 50 000 illegal built homes so the missiles should be double the nb of illegal houses , hizb has a long way to go he needs thousand more

Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) 21 December 2012, 10:07

israel apply all UN resolutions that are issued against you , before giving lessons

Missing phillipo 21 December 2012, 12:20

Wrong again, Israel is just trying to make sure that the other side, Lebanon, implements UN Resolution 1701. Everyone complains when Israel does not implement UN resolutions, but when the show is on the other foot, Israel is still to blame, what a joke.

Missing phillipo 21 December 2012, 12:21

Sorry should be shoe not show.

Missing canadianadam 21 December 2012, 18:54

I can't stand Mowaten and the other pro Hezbollah morons here, but Phillipo, take your narrow British views, shove them somewhere, and read a book that looks a little bit broader than British colonial history. Seriously, atleast some if the other commentators show some element of critical thinking, even FT does. Stop towing that narrow Zionist line man - it's getting old.

Thumb zahhet 22 December 2012, 01:30

fillo, Zahhet ente w 3israel :)

Missing greatpierro 23 December 2012, 16:21

Phillipo you cannot be more right. To start with the Arabs did not comply with UN resolution 181 in 1947. et on connait la suite....

Default-user-icon A Quiet Observer (Guest) 21 December 2012, 12:21

The IDF is setting the ground for a devastating assault on Lebanon which will sent it back to the stone age... All because Ali Baba Nasarallah and his Mullahs in Iran got big egos which will be deflated sooner or later... There will be a cost to Israel but Lebanon will be wiped of no fault of the majority of Lebanese...

Missing peace 21 December 2012, 14:58

LOL so for you hezbo lovers hezbollah represent the state! no wonder...
you are just placing your stupid faith in a party rather than encouraging the building of a state! hezballah just weakens it , that s all they do!
but yes you know better! letting a party at the orders of iran and pledging allegiance to it will definetely build a lebanese state! lol you are a big farce...

Missing peace 21 December 2012, 15:01

plus all the M8 leaders who also participated in the previous gvts in the syrian era and filled their bank accounts too... please be objective for once!

Missing peace 21 December 2012, 15:34

the state cannot take that role because of hezbollah and the blackmail they exert on it, are you thick or what? lol
nothing is possible without their consent.... so they are just an outlaw gang and nothing to do with resistance....

Missing peace 21 December 2012, 18:24

waw what a stupid argument once more from fab mowaten!!! we are living in 2012, and not in 1975!!! i m talking about the present situation but you M8ers prefer to resort to the past when out of arguments, so convenient... LOL LOL LOL!!!

Missing peace 21 December 2012, 19:11

hahaha... poor mowaten... still in denial that hezbollah controls the gvt and do all they can to keep lebanon weak to justify its very existence...
why should iran supply the army when hezbollah can do that? LOL! you claim hezbis are lebanese so they should give their arsenal to the army instead of making the gvt spend billions in arms from iran! they should obey the national army not the contrary...

pityful mowaten....

Default-user-icon The Watcher (Guest) 22 December 2012, 05:48

You and your moukawama are the sankes that should be kept in the pit...

Default-user-icon disgusted (Guest) 22 December 2012, 05:54

You were born in the stone ages and will remain in it... The stone age that is your world and which you dwell in and refuse to leave and join the 21st century and human civilization... peopel like you are a poor excuse for human beings...

Missing greatpierro 23 December 2012, 16:39

Mowaten why do we need HA to fight the Zionist aggressor if this Zionist aggressor is not aggressing Lebanon. Israel is not aggressing Jordan, Egypt, or Syria. Israel attacked LEbanon because Lebanon allowed the OLP operate in south Lebanon against Israel. Since Israel withdrew from Lebanon, Hizbullah continued its belligerent action threatening Israel which is why we had 2006 war. Now the only way HA can exist and justify its weapons is through the Isreali aggression myth. My fellow M14 sympathizers and myself strongly believe that HA agenda is to strengthen the Iran, Syrian, Chiite axis in Lebanon thus weakening the existence of the plurial Lebanese state. We would be very happy to make peace with Israel and look into building peace and prosperity in this country rather than seeking to defeat Israel.

Missing greatpierro 23 December 2012, 16:51

Mowaten what is weakening the state? Syria systematic agression on Lebanon, its killing of its top people, its non recognition of its border, the presence of pro syrian armed militias : fplp, alawites in jabal mohsen, fath al islam then, and last but not least HA. Why do you think the army cannot order weapons out of Tripoli Only because Syria and its proxy do not allow for such a move. Why do palestinians outside the camps have weapons. Same reason.

Missing peace 21 December 2012, 12:23

yes and hezbis supporters find it totally normal that a political party endangers the whole nation... what a patriotism they have... selfishness and at the orders of iran. they don t give a sh... about lebanon!

Missing peace 21 December 2012, 18:25

but strangely you supported the blocking of downtown and the parliament by M8 mastoul! so stop your lies...

Default-user-icon Disgusted (Guest) 22 December 2012, 05:59

... And occupying Downtown, that goat herder locking out the Lebanese MPs from the parliament is now forgotten you hypocrite... that did not paralyze the country you imbecile I guess...

Missing greatpierro 23 December 2012, 17:13

while the M14 move is constitutional, the M8 closure of the parliament was not. Not only this, but the closure of the city center, was responsible of an economic disaster for all the business present there. Comme on dirait c'est un juste retour de baton. Morally I find it difficult for M8 to complain while they did worse.
Now I agree with you that it is not the way to move thing ahead.

But one needs to understand M14 that has been suffering the killing of its leaders which if you look at is an enormous thing. There is no where in the world that such a thing is happening where a political force representing a significant part of the country that is suffering such killings. And there are more than enough proofs showing that those kilings are ordered by Syria and facilitated by HA and co.

Missing greatpierro 23 December 2012, 17:13

Do you except that M14 sit on the table as if nothing has happened or should they request that a minimum of justice be done. To start with HA should turn the 4 guy accused by the STL, the killer of Samer Hanna, the suspect in the attack against Boutros Harb. M8 should accept that security forces play a bigger role and have access to data to be able to protect better the lebanese and the threatened politicians.
If you really love your country you cannot accept that your opponent politicians have to
live in hiding or in exile.

Thumb shab 21 December 2012, 13:17

Anything to get of the enemy within, the filthy inbreed militia

Default-user-icon Wokando Laparcha (Guest) 21 December 2012, 14:09

When Israel urges the UN to act, you know that my compatriots of March 14 and Lebanon First Some Twenty-Two Damn Years Late are out of good options, and this is always a good thing. I am not so sure how this translates for the Israelis, though. I don't think March 14 and Lebanon Blah, Blah, Blah really care anyway. Right?

Thumb AngryLeb 21 December 2012, 14:20

The Jewish States never respected any resolution anywhere pretending it ,s defending it interest, So why should we worry about them and who support them? we tried America in Lebanon? what have we got so far ? Nothing, no,, sorry we got couple of blanket along with 3 remote control planes along with couple of Old Hammer used in Iraq, and I also forgot the factory defected Dodge charge given to Lebanon, My opinion is that we should many turn to Europe and Asia more then expecting anything from the American anymore.

Thumb lebanon_first 21 December 2012, 16:25

Why doenst HA give these weapons to Hamas to fight israel, and keep lebanon out of this?

Default-user-icon The poet (Guest) 21 December 2012, 22:18

Al saud are the deadly enemies for the Shia. I don't understand why Iran and hizb wants to fight Israel! Israel does not occupy Shia land

Missing peace 21 December 2012, 22:40

well said

Missing lebanonrules 21 December 2012, 22:47

Well said kiserwanimoughadram.I like the bit ( light the fuse and close your ears) your forget to add run for cover,at the end of the day the Jews are a cancer to Lebanon and the Middle East.

Default-user-icon Hammer Head (Guest) 22 December 2012, 03:25

Every time HA are in trouble, Israel come to its aid.
Think about it.