‘Hezbollah advancing Iranian agenda to turn Lebanon into launching pad for attacks on Israel’

5 December, 2018   |   1 week ago

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, sent a letter to the UN Secretary-General and the Security Council on Monday night in New York, demanding that they condemn the Hezbollah terrorist tunnels in the strongest terms possible and hold the Lebanese government “responsible for the dangerous destabilization of the region.”

In his letter, Danon wrote that ” advancing an Iranian agenda to turn southern Lebanon into a launching pad for attacks that threaten the lives of innocent Israelis, while endangering Lebanon and its citizens.

“The Lebanese government must abide by its international commitments and fully implement the… Security Council resolutions,” Danon said, referring to Resolution 1701 enacted at the end of the Second Lebanon War.

“The construction of these tunnels, built by Hezbollah and funded by Iran — alongside the ongoing efforts to transfer arms, convert inaccurate projectiles into precision-guided missiles and manufacture precision-guided missiles in Lebanon – are a flagrant violation of Israel’s sovereignty and mark yet another stage of Hezbollah’s ongoing efforts to expand its military build-up and further destabilize the already volatile region,” the ambassador added.