UN Security Council condemns death of Spanish peacekeeper

By REUTERS
January 29, 2015 01:47



The UN Security Council condemned the death of a Spanish peacekeeper on the Lebanon border on Wednesday, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he "deeply regrets" the Spanish soldier's death. Ban called on all to exercise maximum calm and restraint.



Spain's UN Ambassador Romain Oyarzun Marchesi said Spain, a member of the Security Council, wants a full investigation into events. When asked which side the fire came from that killed the peacekeeper, he told reporters: "It was because of an escalation of violence and it came from the Israeli side."



Prosor said: "Events in the north continue to unfold and Israel extends its condolences to UNIFIL and the Spanish government over the death of one of its soldiers earlier today."



"I urge the Security Council to unequivocally and publicly condemn Hezbollah," he added. "The terrorist organization must be disarmed and the government of Lebanon must abide by its international commitments and fully implement Security Council resolution 1701."


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