Israel to France: UNIFIL Should Act to Block Hizbullah Rearmament

[Ynet News ] Roni Sofer - Defense Minister Ehud Barak spoke with French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner on Tuesday and stressed that "Israel cannot accept the ongoing and intensifying gnawing at Resolution 1701 that has not been fulfilled, and the continuing transfer of weaponry, which is damaging the delicate balance at the northern border." Barak said that Israel expects the French minister to act towards halting the transfer of weapons from Syria to Hizbullah, and that UNIFIL forces in southern Lebanon should boost activities countering the armament and fortification of Hizbullah.

2008-07-09 01:00:00

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