Strongly deploring recent incidents directed at United Nations blue helmets in Lebanon, the Security Council today called for ensuring the safety and freedom of movement of the peacekeepers serving there.
The head of the United Nations force in southern Lebanon has called on the local population to engage in dialogue with his peacekeepers to resolve any issues concerning recent military activities carried in the area, which have led to a number of confrontations.
The head of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Lebanon today chaired a tripartite meeting bringing together senior officials from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israeli Defense Force (IDF).
The freedom of movement of United Nations peacekeepers serving in south Lebanon must be fully respected, the world body’s top official in the country said today, voicing concern at recent incidents involving protests directed at blue helmets.
The top United Nations envoy to Lebanon today had a meeting with the chief executive of the Arab League during which the two officials discussed the Middle East peace process, including the League’s support of the recent start of proximity talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
Recent tensions in Lebanon and the region highlight the need to tackle unresolved issues related to the country’s sovereignty and stability, such as the presence of armed militias, a senior United Nations envoy said today.
Despite major strides in strengthening Lebanon’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, the presence of armed militias continues to pose a threat to the country and the region, warns a new United Nations report.