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Ban Ki-moon sier han er dypt bekymret for det store våpenarsenalet til Hizbollah. Det spesielle var at han sa det i Beirut. Det går dårlig med avvæpningen, konstaterte Ki-moon.

Sikkerhetsrådets resolusjon 1559 forutsetter at ingen ikke-statlig makt skal være væpnet. Terje Rød-Larsen var spesialutsending som skulle overvåke avvæpningen. Den har aldri funnet sted, og Hizbollah er sterkere enn Libanons hær.

Det er en av de få brikkene Iran kan flytte i en konflikt med Israel og/eller USA.

The U.N. Secretary General says he is “deeply concerned” about the military capacity of the Lebanese Hezbollah militant group and lack of progress in its disarmament.

Ban Ki-moon says the presence of any weapons outside Lebanese state authority is “not acceptable.”

He urged Lebanese officials to resume a national dialogue to discuss the Iranian-backed group’s weapons that are outside government control.

Hezbollah’s weapons are a contentious issue in Lebanon. The group says it needs to maintain its powerful arsenal to ward off any threat from Israel but the weapons also make it the most potent military force in Lebanon — stronger than even the national army.

Associated Press