Lebanon complains of Israeli eavesdropping

Lebanon has launched a complaint to the UN after Israel allegedly spied on them via surveillance devices along Lebanon's southern border.

Lebanon complains of Israeli eavesdropping

World Bulletin / News Desk

Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Adnan Mansour said Wednesday that he had filed a complaint with the United Nations over alleged Israeli eavesdropping operations in the Arab country.

Mansour said that Israel had deployed surveillance devices along Lebanon's southern border, according to the country's official news agency.

The minister said he had sent a CD containing details of alleged bugging operations by Israel to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

"This is a flagrant violation of international law and relevant international conventions, particularly resolution 1701," Mansour was quoted as saying in his letter to Ban.

Resolution 1701 effectively brought the 34-day war between Israel and Lebanese group Hezbollah, which erupted in 2006, to a halt.

Under the resolution, a peacekeeping force was deployed along Lebanon's southern border to preempt further hostilities.

Mansour says he sent similar letters to the foreign ministers of the 15 non-permanent UN Security Council member-states, the secretary-general of the Arab League, the secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the head of the Non-Aligned Movement, and the European Union's high representative forforeign affairs and security policy.

Last November, Lebanese parliamentary speaker Nabih Berri accused Israel of having deployed surveillance devices along Lebanon's border.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Ocak 2014, 11:14