TitleStatement / by the President of the Security Council
Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 5664th meeting, 17 Apr. 2007, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East"]
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Reiterates Security Council's full support for the legitimate and democratically-elected Government of Lebanon; welcomes the completion of the second phase of the deployment of UNIFIL; urges the Israeli and Lebanese Governments to approve the temporary security arrangements for the northern part of the village of Ghajar and to further close liaison and coordination arrangements with UNIFIL; welcomes the measures taken by the Government of Lebanon to establish between the Blue Line and the Litani river; reiterates its deep concern at the continuing Israeli violations of Lebanese air space; expresses its serious concern at mounting information by Israel and another State of illegal movements of arms across the Lebanese-Syrian border in violation of resolution 1701 (2006); welcomes the Secretary-General's intention to evaluate the situation along the entire border; reiterates its call for disbanding and disarmament of all militias and armed groups in Lebanon; expresses deepest worry at the presence in very high numbers of unexploded ordnance in south Lebanon; notes with profound concern that there has been no progress on the issue of the return of the two Israeli soldiers.