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Lebanon: Hezbollah Arms

Volume 687: debated on Tuesday 28 November 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps they have taken to validate reports that arms for Hezbollah are being transported from Syria into Lebanon in contravention of United Nations resolutions. [HL224]

The UK continues to be concerned by reports that arms for Hezbollah are being transported from Syria to Lebanon. We continue to monitor the situation carefully.

We are working with our international partners to ensure that UN Security Council Resolution 1701 is fully implemented. We are also working with our EU partners to assist the Government of Lebanon to improve security on the Lebanon/Syria border. To this end, the UK has committed £2.5 million to provide the Government of Lebanon with security sector assistance.