Director of Political Affairs at Foreign Ministry Meets Kaag after Tweet

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Director of Political and Consular Affairs of the Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Charbel Wehbe, held a meeting with UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag on Thursday after the latter's tweets replying to comments made by President Michel Aoun about Hizbullah's arms.

During the meeting, Wehbe stressed the necessity to comply with the provisions of the Vienna Convention in respect to what applies to accredited diplomats, the state-run National News Agency said.

He emphasized Lebanon's full respect for international legitimacy as stated in the ministerial statement, and its commitment to the full implementation of UN 1701 resolution, without selectivity or discrimination, added NNA.

Wehbe focused on “the daily Israeli violations against this decision since 2006 until today, which exceeded 11 thousand breaches, and Israel's continued occupation of Lebanese territory.”

The Ambassador hoped that “Kaag would pay due attention to these violations against Lebanon's sovereignty in her report to the Secretary-General and to the Security Council, given that the Israeli acts of aggression represent a permanent threat to Lebanon's sovereignty and totally hinder the implementation of resolution 1701.”

Replying to comments made by Aoun about Hizbullah's arms, Kaag said in a tweet on Monday that U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701 calls for the "disarmament of all armed groups."

Kaag's tweet came two days after Aoun told Egypt's CBC TV that Hizbullah's weapons "do not contradict with the State."

Reacting to Kaag's tweets, Arab Tawhid Party chief ex-minister Wiam Wahhab had also urged Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil to “summon” Kaag to the ministry to protest remarks he described as “insulting to the dignity of all Lebanese.”

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Comments 9
Thumb justice 5 months

When there are no armed groups outside state control, then talk about respecting international laws.

A country run by a militia, a president elected by a militia, a prime minister appointed by a militia, and security agencies run by a militia.

Thumb mahdi-firuz-berhouz 5 months

hahahahahahahaha!

Genius at debate; Expert at Geography; Master at Sociology. That is who you are and what you are and don't let anybody tell you otherwise. In my eyes you are a living legend.

In other words, you are somesing anazar flamesrower!

Default-user-icon expat (Guest) 5 months

Thank you flamethrower for letting me know that Lebanon was not formed by militias nor is it subject to militia rule. Here in Sweden we hardly get the news and I was under the impression so was my girlfriend that Lebanon was indeed controlled by a sectarian militia called hezbollah that takes its orders from Iran. I thank you for letting us know that is not the case.

Thumb justin 5 months

When Lebanon goes crying to the UN for loans and grants, send Director of Political and Consular Affairs of the Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Charbel Wehbe.

Thumb lou.williams 5 months

another UN resolution, another tweet, another war, another year, another article as flamethrower embarks on yet another journey in pursuit of his childhood dream to achieve excellence in irrelevancy and trolling.

Default-user-icon United Nationz (Guest) 5 months

The Secretary General of the United Nations just read your comment and happens to agree with you. He is in the process of drafting a resolution under chapter 7 of the U.N charter calling for the dissolution of the United Nations as requested.

Have a nice day

Default-user-icon Joseph (Guest) 5 months

Congratulations to the Foreign Ministry. Reaction at the right time, at the right level, with the proper content. This is as professional a reaction as I can think of.

Thumb Southern...... 5 months

Wehbe focused on “the daily Israeli violations against this decision since 2006 until today, which exceeded 11 thousand breaches, and Israel's continued occupation of Lebanese territory.”

while the ZioTrolls are filling the forum with their aggressive comments against Lebanon that implies their approval of the Israeli continuous violations.

Thumb eagledawn 5 months

'Pity Of You'
You Will Be Caught !