UN Peacekeepers in Lebanon Get Stronger Inspection Powers for Hizbullah Arms

(New York Times) Rick Gladstone - The UN Security Council on Wednesday voted to renew the UNIFIL peacekeeping mission in Lebanon for another year after addressing American and Israeli complaints that the force was ignoring a Hizbullah arms buildup near Israel's border. The U.S. had insisted that UNIFIL must be more muscular in policing Hizbullah weaponry, and had suggested it would not agree to renewing the mandate without significant changes. The resolution requests that Secretary General Antonio Guterres examine ways to "increase UNIFIL's visible presence, including through patrols and inspections."

2017-08-31 00:00:00

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