Guterres: Worried by arms transfers to Hezbollah, Israeli air violations

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Guterres: Worried by arms transfers to Hezbollah, Israeli air violations
“Allegations of arms transfer to non-state actors continue and remain of serious concern,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Published: MARCH 17, 2022

Transfer of arms to Hezbollah, Israeli fly-overs in Lebanese air space and lack of freedom of movement for peacekeepers continue to raise concern, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a report that was debated on Thursday in New York. “Allegations of arms transfer to non-state actors continue and remain of serious concern,” Guterres wrote in advance of a UN Security Council closed door consultation on continued violations of Resolutions 1701, which set the ceasefire terms for the end of the Second Lebanon war in 2006.

Guterres took issue in his report with the continued presence of an armed Hezbollah, a militant Iranian proxy which Israel holds to be a terror group. The Lebanese army is supposed to be the only armed group in the country, but Hezbollah continues to operate and arm itself along Israel’s border. “No progress was achieved with respect to the disarming of armed groups. Hezbollah continued to acknowledge publicly that it maintains military capabilities,” Guterres said.

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