Press Releases

    SG/SM/9864
    10 May 2005

    Secretary-General Calls on Israel to End Overflights of Lebanon

    NEW YORK, 9 May (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General is concerned about today’s Israeli overflights into Lebanese airspace.  The situation in Lebanon and in the wider region is fragile.  The Secretary-General reiterates his call on the Israeli authorities to end these overflights.  He urges all parties to fully respect the Blue Line and reminds them that one violation of the Blue Line cannot justify another.

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