Russia Concerned over Israeli Violation of Lebanon Sovereignty

Syrian Arab News Agency (Link) - Haifa Said (March 4, 2010)

Russia has expressed concern over Israel�s repeated violations of the Lebanese airspace and sovereignty and its non-abidance by the UN Security Council resolutions.

In a statement on Thursday, Deputy Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Yakovenko said that Israel�s non-abidance by the UN Resolution 1701 is manifested in its continued violation of the Lebanese airspace and refusal to withdraw from al-Ghajar town.

He added that the Security Council will be looking into a report prepared by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon about the implementation of Resolution 1701 and the conflict in the Middle East.

This is expected to take place after the Quartet Committee ministerial meeting due to be held in Moscow on March 19.

Yakovenko added that Israel�s settlement activities in Palestine are a serious obstacle to the Mideast peace process.