Miqati Urges U.N. to End Israeli Violations, Says Lebanon Will Defend its Rights
Prime Minister Najib Miqati expressed fear on Tuesday over the ongoing Israeli violations of Lebanese sovereignty, urging the United Nations to demand Israel to implement Security Council resolution 1701.
Miqati stressed after meeting with U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams that Lebanon will defend its rights and protect its sovereignty with all the available means.
Israeli and Lebanese troops exchanged fire near the border on Monday morning, with the two armies trading accusations on why the shooting happened.
Miqati informed the U.N. diplomat that the cabinet accomplished in cooperation with the parliament a draft law that identifies the Lebanese maritime borders in order to preserve its rights. The U.N. will be informed about it after its publication in the official gazette.
The PM renewed his condemnation of the attack on the French contingent in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in the southern city of Sidon last week.