Sunday, May 12, 2013

EU threatens pullout of south Lebanon peacekeepers

"... The EU’s ambassador in Beirut, Angelina Eichhorst, recently told Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati that unless Lebanon can make guarantees to safeguard the operational safety of its forces, the EU will withdraw from the UNIFIL coalition guarding the Israeli-Lebanese border, according to a EU source quoted by Maariv on Sunday. The source said that the EU is deeply concerned about the situation in Syria and with Lebanon-based Hezbollah’s entanglement in the Syrian civil war..."

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