The US representative to the UN, Nikki Haley urged to expand the mandate of the peacekeeping forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and to charge the «blue helmets» fight against illegal arsenals of the terrorist group «Hezbollah».
«The UN must take measures to stop the illegal delivery of weapons to southern Lebanon. Almost all these weapons are in the hands of terrorists, «Hezbollah» is», — she said in response to an appeal by UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres.
August 31, the mandate of UNIFIL. Before its renewal, UN Secretary-General said that looking for ways to improve the effectiveness of peacekeepers. It concerns the disarmament of groups «Hezbollah», operating between the Litani river and the Israeli border – in the area of responsibility of «blue helmets».
Guterres said that neither Israel nor Hezbollah has not complied with the terms of resolution No. 1701 of the UN security Council that ended the Second Lebanon war. Shiite militias have not been disarmed, and Israel continues to violate Lebanese airspace.
The UN chief stressed that the IDF had not been withdrawn from all the occupied territories, thus recognizing the right of Lebanon to the so-called the Shab’a farms. Israeli control of Hizbullah uses as the basis for the armed struggle.