Tuesday 19 January 2021
News ID: 86559
Publish Date: 13 January 2021 - 21:43
BEIRUT (Dispatches) – Lebanon will file an urgent complaint to the United Nations Security Council requesting a condemnation of the Zionist regime’s aggressions and violations of Lebanon’s sovereignty and UN Resolution 1701, a statement by the presidency reported.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun instructed on Tuesday Caretaker Foreign Affairs Minister Charbel Wehbe to file the complaint, the report said.
Wehbe filed a complaint with the UNSC and UN Secretary-General António Guterres against the regime’s repeated violations of the Arab country’s sovereignty.
The complaint, lodged through Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations Amal Mudallali, pointed to "the recurrent and dangerous airspace violations carried out over the past few days,” describing them as "a flagrant violation of Security Council Resolution 1701.”
"This requires the Security Council to condemn Israel for these violations and put an end to them immediately in order to preserve stability, security, and peace in the region,” it said.
Moreover, caretaker Defense Minister Zeina Akar on Tuesday vehemently condemned the regime’s violations of Lebanese sovereignty.
"Since the beginning of last week, Lebanon’s airspace has witnessed intensive Israeli enemy overflights at low very altitudes, which constitute a blatant violation of the Lebanese sovereignty, and have caused panic among Lebanese citizens, especially children,” she said in a statement.
Separately, the Lebanese Armed Forces command said at least eight air violations were recorded on Tuesday by Israeli warplanes, which carried out low-altitude flights over the south and Mount Lebanon,
UNIFIL spokesman Andrea Tenenti also said the Zionist regime’s acts are in violation of the Security Council Resolution 1701 and the Lebanese sovereignty.
"We have once again called on the Israeli army command to cease the overflights. The continued violations increase fear among the local population and undermine our efforts to reduce tensions and establish a stable security environment in southern Lebanon,” he noted.
Lebanon’s government, the Hezbollah resistance movement and the UNIFIL have repeatedly condemned the Zionist regime’s overflights, saying they are in clear violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701 and the country’s sovereignty.

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