Lebanon urges UN to condemn sovereignty violation by Israel

May 6, 2013 18:08

UNITED NATIONS - Lebanon has called on the UN Security Council to condemn violations of its airspace by Israel, which allegedly carried out raids in Syria to target what it said were Iranian missiles bound for Hezbollah militants.

Lebanon urged the 15-member council to "compel Israel to halt its violations of Lebanon's sovereignty by air, sea and land, and carry out all its obligations in accordance with resolution 1701," according to a letter obtained by Reuters on Monday.

UN Security Council Resolution 1701 halted the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war in southern Lebanon, which remains a Hezbollah stronghold. Lebanon regularly accuses Israel of violating its airspace.

"The Israeli Air Force continues to violate Lebanese airspace and in the previous days intensified its circuits above Lebanon. This constitutes a disgraceful violation of (Lebanon's) sovereignty," Lebanon wrote to the Security Council.

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