Israel’s UN Envoy Calls on Security Council to ‘Publicly Condemn’ Hezbollah Chief’s Threat Against Vital Infrastructure Sites in Jewish State
The United Nations Security Council must “publicly condemn” Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s recent threat to strike vital infrastructure sites in Israel in a future war, the Jewish state’s UN ambassador said on Friday.
In a letter sent to the president of the Security Council, Israeli envoy Danny Danon wrote, “Silence is not an option in the face of such severe threats from a terrorist organization against a [UN] member state.”
“The gravity of this threat,” Danon noted, “is magnified by Hezbollah’s ongoing militarization of the towns and villages of Southern Lebanon, in clear violation of Security Council Resolution 1701” — the decision that brought the 33-day-long Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006 to an end.
Danon called on the Lebanese government to “uphold its commitments and fully implement Security Council Resolution 1701” — which mandates the disarmament of “all armed groups” in Lebanon.
On Saturday, Lebanese President Michel Aoun shot back at Danon, saying, “Any attempt to hurt Lebanese sovereignty or expose the Lebanese to danger will find the appropriate response.”
Earlier this week, Nasrallah warned that his organization — an Iran-backed Lebanese Shiite terrorist group — was capable of striking the ammonia storage facilities in Haifa and the nuclear installation in Dimona with missiles.
In February, Nasrallah threatened to “turn the ammonia tanks in Haifa into our atomic bomb.”