Lebanese Foreign Ministry’s Press Office issued a communique on Monday in which it criticized the statements made by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman violations of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants stresses that the biggest threat against UNSCR 1701 comes from Israel itself whose violations of UNSCR 1701 have exceeded 6,000 since the year 2006, as the abduction of the citizen Mohammed Zahra from inside the Lebanese territory on Sunday, January 31, 2010 represents its most recent violation,” said the communique
“Why doesn’t Mr. Feltman address his questions to Israel to know why it hasn’t implemented UNSCR 1701 and halted its unrelenting violations against it?” added the communique.
Feltman, the former US ambassador to Lebanon told al Hayat newspaper last Friday “We don’t find any seriousness in the implementation of this resolution( 1701) in south Lebanon. This honestly is a source of concern.” He added ” I am worried about the reports that talk about the types and quantities of weapons that are still reaching Hezbollah.