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    SG/SM/8816
    11 August 2003

    SECRETARY-GENERAL URGES RESTRAINT FOLLOWING
    EXCHANGES OF FIRE ACROSS SOUTHERN
    LEBANON’S “BLUE LINE”

     

      NEW YORK, 8 August (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General is very concerned at the exchanges of fire across the Blue Line in Southern Lebanon, initiated from Lebanese territory, which have been reported today.  The Shab’a Farms area has been quiet for some months and the Secretary-General urges the parties involved to avoid further actions which will increase the tensions in this sensitive and volatile area.

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