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UN: Israel presents 'new evidence' of Iran-Hezbollah arms smuggling routes

1 24.07.2019 Инфо

W/S United Nations (UN) Security Council, New York City
M/S Permanent Representative of Israel to UN Danny Danon taking seat
W/S UN Security Council
SOT, Danny Danon, Permanent Representative of Israel to UN: "The United Nations cannot stay silent when this force of chaos is destroying the principles for which it stands. Today, we have a duty to preserve the forces of order by confronting the forces of chaos: confronting terrorism; confronting extremism; confronting hateful ideology; confronting the regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran."
M/S Danon displaying map *CUTAWAY* *UPSOUND*: "The Iranian regime is transferring weapons in various ways"
SOT, Danny Danon, Permanent Representative of Israel to UN: "And you can see it here. The Quds Force exploits civilian airports in Damascus and Beirut - civilian airports! - as well as civilian land infrastructure and the Syria-Lebanon border to smuggle weapons, dual-use items and other capabilities. But today, I present new evidence: In the years 2018 and 2019, Israel found that Iran and the Quds Force have begun to advance the exploitation of the civilian maritime channels, and specifically the Port of Beirut, for this same purpose. A civilian port. The Port of Beirut is now the Port of Hezbollah."
M/S Delegates in meeting *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Danny Danon, Permanent Representative of Israel to UN: "We simply do not have the luxury to give the Iranian regime the benefit of the doubt. Now is not the time for optimism, but the time for realism. It is a time to find partners who share our goal of confronting this force of chaos."
M/S Delegates in meeting *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Danny Danon, Permanent Representative of Israel to UN: "In the face of the threat of the Iranian regime, we are each committed to restoring order in the region. It is critical that in the struggle against the Iranian expansionist ambitions, all parties looked at the big picture. In the face of existential threats, Israel, the Arab world and the international community can only gain from working together. By confronting the forces of chaos - terrorism, extremism, and hostile nuclear ambitions - we can clear the path for regional peace."
W/S UN Security Council *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Amal Mudallali, Permanent Representative of Lebanon to UN: "Taking into account Israel's history of invasions of Lebanon, the Lebanese see these accusations as direct threats on their peace and civilian infrastructure. If the Israeli ambassador is using these statements to divert attention from the miserable situation that their occupation has created for the Palestinians, this is not new. But, if he is using them to prepare the ground and the international community for an attack on Lebanon's civilian ports and airport and its infrastructure, as they did in 2006, this Council should not stay silent and should uphold its responsibility to prevent Israel from launching another war on Lebanon. The last thing Lebanon and the region need now is another war."
W/S UN Security Council
SCRIPT
Iran was accused of using civilian ports to smuggle arms to Hezbollah in Lebanon by the Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations (UN) Danny Danon, when speaking to the Security Council in New York on Tuesday.
"The Port of Beirut is now the Port of Hezbollah," said the Israeli envoy, who provided Israeli's "new evidence" in the form of a cardboard graph.
"Now is not the time for optimism, but the time for realism. It is the time to find partners who share our goal of confronting this force of chaos," concluded Danon.
The Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the UN Amal Mudallali blasted the Israeli convoy for his accusations calling them "direct threats on their [Lebanon's] peace and civilian infrastructure."
"This Council should not stay silent and should uphold its responsibility to prevent Israel from launching another war on Lebanon," added Mudallali.