Security Council Renews UNIFIL Mandate

[Jerusalem Post] Herb Keinon and Allison Hoffman - The UN Security Council decided Wednesday to renew UNIFIL's mandate in southern Lebanon until August 31, 2009. Jerusalem wanted to see the peacekeepers' rules of engagement strengthened to counteract the buildup of Hizbullah forces. Israeli Deputy UN Ambassador Daniel Carmon told the council: "In Israel, we expect UNIFIL, under its renewed mandate, to exert its authority to take all necessary action in areas of deployment of its forces to ensure that its area of operations is not utilized for hostile activities of any kind and to resist attempts to prevent it from discharging its mandate."

2008-08-28 01:00:00

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