26/06/2013

UN Secretary General Condemns Aggression on Lebanese Armed Forces

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June 25, 2013  - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the attacks on the Lebanese Armed Forces which have led to serious losses in the army. He extends his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Lebanon.

The Secretary-General stresses that all in Lebanon should fully respect the authority of the State and its institutions under the leadership of President Sleiman, in particular the Lebanese Armed Forces whose role is essential to protect all Lebanese. The international community remains united in its support for Lebanons sovereignty, security and stability, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General said in statement .
The Secretary-General reminds all concerned in Lebanon of their responsibility to avoid conflict and uphold the principles of mutual respect and coexistence in order to preserve Lebanons national unity, the Spokesperson said.

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Lebanon Complaints to UN over Israeli Violations

June 2, 2013

Lebanese President Michel Sleiman ordered caretaker Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour to file a complaint with the United Nations over Israeli violations of Lebanese airspace.

The president's office announced the order in a statement after Israeli warplanes could be heard flying over several parts of the country on Sunday morning.

"President Michel Sleiman tasked Foreign Minister Adnan Mansur with filing an urgent complaint to the United Nations about Israel's persistent airspace violations, including over all of Lebanon this morning, including the capital Beirut," a statement said.

Al-Manar correspondent reported that the Israeli airplanes were staging many low and high overflights on Sunday morning.

The sound of the Israeli overflights could be heard in several areas across Lebanon, our correspondent said.

Israeli warplanes regularly violate Lebanese airspace and have launched several attacks against Syrian targets in recent months, some reportedly carried out from over Lebanon.