UN Envoy: No Access for UN Peacekeepers to Hizbullah Attack Tunnel in Lebanon

(AP-Washington Post) Edith M. Lederer - Nikolay Mladenov, the UN envoy to the Mideast, told the Security Council on Tuesday that the UN peacekeeping mission UNIFIL "has not been granted access to the confirmed entry points of a tunnel near Kfar Kila on the Lebanese side." U.S. Deputy Ambassador Jonathan Cohen told the council, "We commend UNIFIL's work to keep the Blue Line [border] under control, but it is unacceptable that the Lebanese government has not yet given UNIFIL access to the tunnel entrance on their side of the Blue Line." Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon told the council that "the Lebanese army has taken no action in response, allowing Hizbullah to continue building these tunnels undisturbed."

2019-01-23 00:00:00

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