Hezbollah slams UN for 'meddling'

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Lebonan
Thursday, 21 October 2010


hezbollah_flagLebanon's Hezbollah has accused the United Nations of interfering in the country's internal affairs amid the world body's pressure to disarm the resistance movement.

The UN released a report on Monday concerning the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1559, which calls for the disbanding and disarmament of all armed factions on Lebanese soil and the withdrawal of all foreign forces from the country.

In the report, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned of a new climate of "uncertainty" in Lebanon that could spread instability across the

"It would seem that Ban Ki-moon... failed to notice that Hezbollah, and for quite some time, has been at the heart of Lebanese politics through its representation in parliament and cabinet," Hezbollah's statement said.

"It would also seem that he did not find the time to read Lebanon's government statement."

In November, Prime Minister Saad Hariri's government adopted a policy statement that enshrined Hezbollah's right to use its weapons against Israeli threats and incursions.

Hezbollah, which staged a crushing resistance against the enemy forces in the 2006 war with Israel, has repeatedly reiterated its support for the Lebanese army and pledged to protect the country against Israel.

Southern Lebanon was under Israeli control until 2000 when the Israeli army withdrew its forces after more than two decades of occupation.


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Hezbollah issued a statement on Wednesday, lashing out at the world body for its "interference in internal Lebanese affairs, as well as political interference in the affairs of the international tribunal" probing the 2005 assassination of Lebanese ex-premier Rafiq Hariri, AFP reported.

"It would seem that Ban Ki-moon... failed to notice that Hezbollah, and for quite some time, has been at the heart of Lebanese politics through its representation in parliament and cabinet," Hezbollah's statement said.

"It would also seem that he did not find the time to read Lebanon's government statement."

In November, Prime Minister Saad Hariri's government adopted a policy statement that enshrined Hezbollah's right to use its weapons against Israeli threats and incursions.

Hezbollah, which staged a crushing resistance against the enemy forces in the 2006 war with Israel, has repeatedly reiterated its support for the Lebanese army and pledged to protect the country against Israel.

Southern Lebanon was under Israeli control until 2000 when the Israeli army withdrew its forces after more than two decades of occupation.


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