Siniora says UN must make Israel abide by UNSCR 1701


Former Lebanese prime minister and current Future Movement bloc leader MP Fouad Siniora said on Saturday that “the UN must make Israel abide by UN Security council Resolution 1701.”

In a statement issued by his office following his meeting with the UN chief , Siniora also said that “the visit of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to Lebanon shows the importance of Lebanon’s role and the importance of what the UN chief can do to help Lebanon.”

He added that “Lebanon’s land and maritime borders must be demarcated, and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon [STL] must [continue its work].”

The United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon is in Lebanon on an official visit . During his visit he is focusing on STL , disarming Hezbollah , strengthening the Lebanese to spread its authority throughout Lebanon and the crisis in neighboring Syria.

Four Hezbollah operatives were indicted in the 2005 assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri but the leader of the militant Shiite party has vowed not to surrender them to the court.