Russian historical epic Viking to be released in Italy, UKSociety & Culture March 30, 2:11
Putin visits ice cave during Arctic tourSociety & Culture March 30, 0:02
West’s reaction to Russian protests part of long-planned campaign - diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 23:56
Putin orders Defense Ministry and FSB to ensure protection of Russia’s interests in ArcticMilitary & Defense March 29, 21:46
Kiev aware of few chances to win in debt lawsuit case — envoyBusiness & Economy March 29, 20:52
Russian top diplomat dismisses claims about human rights violations in Crimea as liesRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 20:23
Moscow suspects Jabhat al-Nusra could be used to topple AssadRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 19:58
Lavrov reiterates there are no facts substantiating Iran’s links to terroristsRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 19:40
Russia to upgrade helicopter protection system based on Syrian experienceMilitary & Defense March 29, 19:00
UNITED NATIONS, October 23 (Itar-Tass) - The conflict in Syria should not serve as a pretext for the authorities of neighboring Lebanon to evade fulfilling the obligations to disarm the Hezbollah movement in the country, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned in a report to the UN Security Council.
“Lebanon is not fulfilling its obligations under UN Security-Council Resolution 1559 (of 2004) and poses a threat to peace and security in the region,” Ban stressed.
The UN Security Council resolution, to which he refers, calls for “the disbandment and disarmament of all Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias” acting in the country. The Syrian crisis should not an excuse for failure to comply with these obligations, but a stimulus for the disarmament and disbandment of paramilitary forces, said the UN head. In his view, the fact that Hezbollah has a great potential, which is not controlled by the Lebanese government, “is a serious cause for concern.”
The UN Secretary-General expressed concern over the reports of Hezbollah’s more active involvement in the fighting in Syria, as well as the associated threat to neighboring countries.