UN: Armed militia threaten stability in Lebanon, ME

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning that extremists and armed groups could take advantage of the current power and security vacuum in Lebanon where polarization is increasing.

In his six-month report to the U.N. Security Council circulated Wednesday, Ban called for the formation of a new Lebanese government that will take “tangible measures” to disarm Hezbollah and Palestinian militias.

The secretary-general said he is “deeply concerned that the combination of mistrust among the parties and the continued presence of militias could lead to tensions and possible insecurity and instability in Lebanon and beyond.”

Hezbollah, a Shiite militia strongly backed by Iran, forced the collapse of Lebanon’s Western-backed government led by Prime Minister Saad Hariri in January. CP

  • FadiAbboud

    duh they are there to defeat the enemy Israel lol

  • FadiAbboud

    duh they are there to defeat the enemy Israel lol

  • Anonymous

    duh they are there to defeat the enemy Israel lol

  • sam_shaker

    Come on UN these are Ninja fighters or shall we call them the death squads of Lebanon. They like to defend Lebanon against Future movements and anyone who resists the Waliat Al Faiqh Rules..

  • sam_shaker

    Come on UN these are Ninja fighters or shall we call them the death squads of Lebanon. They like to defend Lebanon against Future movements and anyone who resists the Waliat Al Faiqh Rules..

  • Anonymous

    Come on UN these are Ninja fighters or shall we call them the death squads of Lebanon. They like to defend Lebanon against Future movements and anyone who resists the Waliat Al Faiqh Rules..

  • Fadi81

    they take advantage of everything all the time, this is why people have had enough…

  • Fadi81

    they take advantage of everything all the time, this is why people have had enough…

  • Anonymous

    they take advantage of everything all the time, this is why people have had enough…

  • Guest

    They are Iranian puppets, not for Arab unity. They are there to further Iranian interests. They are there to make Iran the loudest barking dog in ME while no real, effective and united strategy has been implemented to deter Israeli arrogance and aggression. If anyone thinks that Israeli defeat brought upon by the hands of Iran, Syria and Hezeb Allah, if possible, is a good thing for Lebanon and the region, think twice.

    May be the problems in Lebanon is the direct or indirect result of the creation of Israeli State, and may be Lebanon is better off without that State at its boarders, which could be a good thing, but how would the so called victors treat you then? Your civil rights? Your freedom of speech? The daily life that you are accustomed to? Do you get the point. They are not the lesser evil.

    Are they really the heroes?

  • VVF

    They are Iranian puppets, not for Arab unity. They are there to further Iranian interests. They are there to make Iran the loudest barking dog in ME while no real, effective and united strategy has been implemented to deter Israeli arrogance and aggression. If anyone thinks that Israeli defeat brought upon by the hands of Iran, Syria and Hezeb Allah, if possible, is a good thing for Lebanon and the region, think twice.

    May be the problems in Lebanon is the direct or indirect result of the creation of Israeli State, and may be Lebanon is better off without that State at its boarders, which could be a good thing, but how would the so called victors treat you then? Your civil rights? Your freedom of speech? The daily life that you are accustomed to? Do you get the point. They are not the lesser evil.

    Are they really the heroes?

  • WHEN SOMEONE WILL KEEP GUN ON THE UN SECRETARY THAN WHAT WILL HE DO, WILL HE DEFEND OR WILL FIGHT. UN SPEAKS UNDER USA PRESSURE. HOW MUCH MONEY WAS OFFERED TO HIM OR HE HAS A DEAL ON GIRLS FOR NIGHT TO SPEAK AS SUCH? THE BULLSHIT PEOPLE.

  • WHEN SOMEONE WILL KEEP GUN ON THE UN SECRETARY THAN WHAT WILL HE DO, WILL HE DEFEND OR WILL FIGHT. UN SPEAKS UNDER USA PRESSURE. HOW MUCH MONEY WAS OFFERED TO HIM OR HE HAS A DEAL ON GIRLS FOR NIGHT TO SPEAK AS SUCH? THE BULLSHIT PEOPLE.

  • WHEN SOMEONE WILL KEEP GUN ON THE UN SECRETARY THAN WHAT WILL HE DO, WILL HE DEFEND OR WILL FIGHT. UN SPEAKS UNDER USA PRESSURE. HOW MUCH MONEY WAS OFFERED TO HIM OR HE HAS A DEAL ON GIRLS FOR NIGHT TO SPEAK AS SUCH? THE BULLSHIT PEOPLE.