Security Council calls for respect of entire LebanonIsrael Blue Line

In a statement read to journalists by Russia’s Permanent Representative, Ambassador Andrey Denisov, who is Council president for November, the 15 members appealed to all parties to respect the Blue Line in its entirety, exercise the utmost restraint and refrain from any action that could further escalate the situation.They repeated their call on the Government of Lebanon to extend its authority and to exert its monopoly over the use of force in all of its territory, in accordance with Council resolutions.A UN spokesman said on Tuesday that the hostilities resulted in the reported deaths of several Hizbollah fighters and an unconfirmed number of wounded on both sides, and that the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) brokered a ceasefire to prevent a further escalation of tensions.

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