UN Chief Urges Lebanon's Hizbullah to Halt Military Action

(AP-New York Times) In a report to the Security Council, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly criticized Hizbullah and urged the militia to halt military activities inside and outside the country, including in Syria. Guterres also called on Lebanon's government and armed forces "to take all measures necessary to prohibit Hizbullah and other armed groups from acquiring weapons and building paramilitary capacity" outside the authority of the state. He said Hizbullah's military activity violates a 2004 Security Council resolution ordering all Lebanese militias to disarm.

2018-05-22 00:00:00

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