Lebanon files complaint to U.N. over Israeli spy networks


Lebanon has filed a complaint to the United Nations over Israeli spy networks in the country, in the first such move against the Jewish state.

Lebanon’s U.N. ambassador, Nawaf Salam, delivered copies of the complaint to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and current president of the Security Council, Turkish ambassador Ertugrul Apakan.

The complaint, which was prepared by the foreign ministry, said the spy networks “constitute an aggression on Lebanon and on its sovereignty and a clear violation of international resolutions, particularly resolution 1701.”

The letter also said that the spy networks had carried out assassinations and spied on high-ranking Lebanese personalities, including President Michel Suleiman.

It added that the spies have also monitored phone calls and forged official documents.

A list comprising the names of more than 100 people who have been convicted or accused of spying for Israel was enclosed with the complaint.