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Syria arming Hezbollah despite UN resolution: Israel PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 April 2008

A picture of Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah tied to a red balloon to mark the anniversary of the 2006 war with Israel
A picture of Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah tied to a red balloon to mark the anniversary of the 2006 war with Israel

JERUSALEM (AFP) — Syria is supplying the Shiite Hezbollah militia in Lebanon with rockets in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701, Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak charged on Tuesday.

"Resolution 1701 is not being applied. The transfer of rockets from Syria to Lebanon is continuing and Hezbollah's military build-up is continuing," Barak's office quoted him as saying during a visit to an Israeli air force base.

"I think the Security Council has to act and see how the resolution is applied and enforced," the former chief of staff said.

The resolution, which put an end to a 34-day war between Israel and Hezbollah in August 2006, demanded the pullout of the Israeli army from south Lebanon and its replacement by a UN-backed Lebanese army deployment.

The resolution called for the disarming of all militias -- an allusion to Hezbollah as well as to Palestinian militant groups -- and the prevention of illegal arms sales and smuggling operations in Lebanon.

Israel launched a massive offensive after the July 12, 2006, capture of two of its soldiers in a cross-border raid by Hezbollah which had sought to impose a prisoner exchange.



 
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