U.N. Ambassador: Iran at Israel's Borders

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CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli United Nations Ambassador Dan Gillerman said Wednesday that Iran is positioning itself on Israel's northern and southern borders.

"The situation in Lebanon, between the Syrians and the Iranians, seems very bad," Gillerman said.

"Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended the Second Lebanon War [in the summer of 2006], is not being implemented. What is extremely alarming is that Iran is on our northern border and, in a sense, on our southern border as well," he said.

Many in Israel see the recent fighting in Beirut is an attempt by the Hezbollah terror organization to wrest control of the country.

Israeli intelligence is well aware that with the help of Syria, Iran began helping Hezbollah to rearm shortly after the UN-brokered cease-fire brought an end to the fighting.

"Resolution 1701 included important elements," Gillerman said, "but kidnapped [IDF reserve] soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser were not released, the arms embargo on the militias headed by Hezbollah is not being implemented, and Hezbollah [itself] has not been disarmed," he said.

"Weapons are being funneled to Hezbollah while Lebanon is torn and bleeding," Gillerman said.

"This is the continuation of a 40-year tragedy, of civil wars and takeover attempts by different elements. The international community should act, for the sake of Lebanon and for the sake of the entire region in order to stop the dangerous deterioration and turn the clocks back," he said.

Source: YNet news

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