Security Council renews UNIFIL mandate till 2011

By JORDANA HORN
August 31, 2010 00:43

 
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NEW YORK – The Security Council unanimously voted to renew the mandate of UNIFIL Monday for one year, as an Israeli diplomat called UNIFIL’s work “seriously challenged” by both Hizbullah and recent actions of the Lebanese army.

Speaking to the Security Council after it voted to approve resolution 1937 extending UNIFIL’s mandate,  Haim Waxman, the deputy permanent representative of the Israeli mission to the United Nations, said Hizbullah’s military build-up in the region has been UNIFIL’s most serious challenge.

“With Iranian and Syrian support through arms, training, and financing –– all of which is a flagrant violation of resolution 1701 and today’s resolution –– Hizbullah builds a deadly arsenal throughout Lebanon, including south of the Litani River and in the area of UNIFIL’s operation,” Waxman told the Council.

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