Lebanese PM says UN resolution on southern border will be respected

Lebanese Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri has told the head of the UNIFIL peacekeeping force on the border with Israel that Beirut is committed to implementing UN Resolution 1701 and respecting the Blue Line frontier between Israel and Lebanon, the country’s state-run news agency says.

The comment comes after UNIFIL released a report saying that tunnels dug under the border had breached the resolution, which ended the 2006 war between the countries.

The National News Agency reports that Hariri told Stefano Del Col that the Lebanese army “will conduct patrols to deal with any flaw in the implementation of resolution 1701 from the Lebanese side. The UN must shoulder its responsibilities in facing the daily violations by Israel of Lebanese airspace and territorial waters.”

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