Netanyahu: UNIFIL Failing to Report Weapons Smuggling

(Times of Israel) In a conversation with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charged Sunday that the UN was failing to implement Security Council Resolution 1701 and that UNIFIL soldiers were "not reporting on the smuggling of weapons into southern Lebanon." Resolution 1701, passed in August 2006, called for the disarmament of all groups, including Hizbullah, and the ban on all armed forces except UNIFIL and the Lebanese Army in southern Lebanon, two stipulations that were never implemented. Netanyahu also told Ban the international community was ignoring Iran's efforts to "export terrorism around the world," accusing Tehran of being behind the Hizbullah attack on the Israel-Lebanon border that killed two IDF soldiers last week and of trying to establish a new front against Israel in the Golan Heights.

2015-02-02 00:00:00

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