Ibrahim-Beary Discuss Situation on Southern Border
General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim held talks on Friday with UNIFIL Commander Michael Beary, the National News Agency reported on Friday.
Talks highlighted the situation on Lebanon's southern border and the ways of coordination between the peacekeeping troops and the General Security apparatus.
The meeting comes in light of a US demand raised by Ambassador Nikki Haley that UN peacekeepers in southern Lebanon should take on an expanded mission and investigate alleged violations by Hizbullah in the volatile area.
The UN Security Council is set to vote on renewing the UN interim force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) later this month, and Haley said she will seek "significant improvements" to its mandate.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had informed the council that he intended to look at ways in which UNIFIL could beef up its efforts "regarding the illegal presence of armed personnel, weapons or infrastructure inside its area of operations."