'Hariri asks UN to put 'utmost pressure on Israel'

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 10, 2011 05:22

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri asked UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to put more pressure on Israel, in a meeting on Sunday in New York, Reuters reported.

Hariri "requested the utmost pressure on Israel to cease its violations in the air, on land and at sea," a Lebanese official told Reuters. "He also said Lebanon is relying on the United Nations to prevent Israeli infringement of Lebanon's exclusive economic zone, including regarding oil and gas resources."A spokesman for Ki-moon, however, said that UN Resolution 1701 does not cover maritime borders or gas and oil reserves, according to the report.


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