UN: ‘Israel’s war on Lebanon is not anytime soon’


U.N. special coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams ruled out the possibility of an Israeli attack on Lebanon in the near future.

“Israel’s war on Lebanon is not anytime soon,” Williams said in an interview published Wednesday by the daily An-Nahar.

He expressed “great satisfaction at the serious commitment” from all concerned parties to U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701 “despite continued Israeli violations of the Lebanese airspace.”

Williams also hoped he would be able to include an Israeli withdrawal from the northern part of Ghajar in his next report.