Lebanese Foreign Ministry Denied Requesting The Omission Of U.N. Resolutions 1559 And 1680

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The Foreign Ministry on Wednesday noted that Lebanon has not requested the omission of U.N. resolutions 1559 and 1680 from a U.N. resolution that has extended UNIFIL’s mandate, denying media reports in this regard.

“Lebanon respects all U.N. Security Council resolutions and abides by them, and it is out of the question for it to request, and it has not requested, the omission of the mention of the aforementioned resolutions,” the Ministry said in a statement.

The Ministry, however, noted that the resolution “contained a text that does not conform with what was mentioned in the framework agreement signed by Lebanon with the U.N.,” adding that “Lebanon has objected against the introduction of this wording.”

Accordingly, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants has requested to meet with the head of the UNIFIL mission to stress the importance of continuing permanent cooperation and coordination with the Lebanese Army in order to secure the success of the mission of U.N. forces in Lebanon.

Related: UN Security Council Resolution 1559, Explained.

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