Estonia considers it important to contribute to the UN's activities in securing peace and, as a result, we have increased our participation in UN missions in recent years," said Mikser at the meeting with UNIFIL
She criticized UNIFIL
for seeing "none of the weapons that the world's media managed to photograph.
_) August 30, 2017 The UNIFIL
was originally established in 1978 with an initial mandate confirming the withdrawal of Israeli forces from southern Lebanon and assisting the government of Lebanon to ensure the return of its effective authority in the area.
AS SAFIR cited an unnamed diplomatic source as saying that during recent and separate meetings between Asarta on the one hand and President Michel Suleiman, Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Chief Kahwaji and House Speaker Nabih Berri on the other, the UNIFIL
Commander "strongly warned of the possibility of terminating the UNIFIL
's mission in southern Lebanon if attacks keep on targeting the international troops, or if their efforts seeking to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1701 keep getting obstructed.
Earlier this month, the French contingent of Unifil
encountered resistance by residents in several villages while carrying out "capacity testing exercises", leading to injuries on both sides.
While Hizbullah politicians and legislators raised questions about UNIFIL
's role and mandate, France and other European countries contributing troops to the 10,000-strong UN force, have criticized the public protests and urged the Lebanese government to ensure that UNIFIL
has full freedom of movement.
The statement added that UNIFIL
will hand over the maps on to the Lebanese army.
Most of UNIFIL
is an expensive joke and an illustration of why the United Nations has failed so miserably in its central task of keeping the peace and deterring aggression among nations.
NNA - UNIFIL
Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary on Wednesday chaired a regular military tripartite meeting at the UN position at Ras Al Naqoura.
spokesperson Malene Jensen said UNSCR 2373 was still being studied and that she couldn't comment at this stage.
Alberto Asarta Cuevas, said Thursday in southern Lebanon that the achievement of the international troops in carrying out their mission is dependent on successful relations between UNIFIL
and local residents," the Beirut daily AN NAHAR reported Friday.
At least one French peacekeeper was injured during protests which, according to media reports, were triggered by "uncoordinated military movements by UNIFIL