The Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1701 (Lebanon Cease-Fire) - Six Months Later

[Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center] An examination of the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1701 six months after its passage shows that the Lebanese army and UNIFIL have not enforced its essential provisions. South Lebanon has not become a demilitarized zone free of terrorist organizations and their weapons, Hizbullah was not disarmed, the process of rehabilitating its military strength continues, and an effective embargo on smuggling arms from Syria to Lebanon has not been imposed. The quiet prevailing in south Lebanon since the war ended is to a great extent a function of Hizbullah's focus on rehabilitating its military strength. As the rehabilitation process continues and Hizbullah's confidence increases, so will its willingness to continue disregarding the implementation of Resolution 1701.

2007-03-06 01:00:00

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