"I think we are almost there," Thomas Matussek,
"In a very encouraging way, there were many of us, many countries, [willing] to contribute to this armed force ... I was very encouraged by the general spirit of active contributions shown by so many countries," he said.
The German ambassador said his country's commitment would involve a naval and land element, but declined to give further details.
"I was in a position to offer a rather substantive maritime component which ... could patrol and secure the whole of the Lebanese coast," he said.
"We could also offer a rather substantial border patrol along the Syrian border."
According to the unnamed diplomat,
The force is due to deploy in southern Lebanon along with Lebanese forces to police a ceasefire between Hezbollah and Israel, as agreed under the terms of a UN resolution adopted last week.Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16