| 27 January 2023, Friday |

Aoun says, UN should swiftly put an end to Israeli breaches

The President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, informed the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Joanna Wronecka that “the Israeli warplanes’ penetration of Lebanese airspace last night constitute a direct violation of Lebanese sovereignty and Resolution 1701.

“This requires swift action by the United Nations to ensure that such acts are put to a halt and never recur.”

ice Prime Minister, Caretaker Minister of Defense and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Zeina Akar, on Friday vehemently condemned in a statement last night’s Israeli attacks and violations of Lebanon’s airspace.

Last night, Israeli enemy planes carried out low altitude overflights over Lebanon at 11:40 pm, during which they launched missiles from Lebanon’s airspace and targeted Syria, sparking a state of panic among Lebanese citizens.

“This incident constituted a direct and serious threat to the Lebanese navigation movement and to the safety of civil aviation, as it violated the airspace adjacent to Beirut Airport and was in direct contact with the civil aviation line,” Akar said.

The Caretaker Minister also stressed that this also constituted a flagrant violation of international resolutions, especially Resolution 1701, let alone a threat to security, stability, and peace in Lebanon, and most importantly a violation of Lebanese sovereignty.

Consequently, Minister Akar has sent a complaint through Lebanon’s representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Amal Mudallali, regarding the aforementioned Israeli violations.

“The United Nations is urgently called forth to deter Israel from committing these violations again and using the Lebanese airspace to carry out its attacks against Syrian territory,” Akar’s statement concluded.

  • Sawt Beirut International