On August 12th 2006 the BBC News website reported that:
“The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a new resolution calling for a ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah.
Resolution 1701 calls for “a full cessation of hostilities”, and UN and Lebanese troops to replace Israeli forces in southern Lebanon.”
“Emphasises the importance of the extension of the control of the government of Lebanon over all Lebanese territory in accordance with the provisions of resolution 1559 (2004) and resolution 1680 (2006), and of the relevant provisions of the Taif Accords, for it to exercise its full sovereignty, so that there will be no weapons without the consent of the government of Lebanon and no authority other than that of the government of Lebanon;”
The resolution calls for:
- “security arrangements to prevent the…
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