U.S. Urges UN Force in Lebanon to Prevent Hizbullah Weapons

(AP-Washington Post) Edith M. Lederer - U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) on Monday to step up efforts to prevent the spread of illegal arms in the south, which she said "are almost entirely in the hands of Hizbullah terrorists." Haley said the U.S. is seeking "significant improvements" to the UN force. Israel has long complained that Hizbullah operates freely in southern Lebanon. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, "The government of Lebanon must exercise effective authority over all Lebanese territory, prevent hostile actions from its territory, ensure the safety and security of the civilian population, in addition to United Nations personnel, and also ensure the disarmament of all armed groups."

2017-08-08 00:00:00

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