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Israel Foreign Ministry Denounces Security Council Action, Reaffirms Right of Self-defense

The Israel Foreign Ministry today sharply criticized the Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s Aug. 11 air raid on guerrilla bases in Lebanese territory. The Ministry spokesman declared that when Israel was subjected to attack it had “an inherent right and duty” to defend itself. The statement also rejected the reference to the 1949 armistice agreement between Israel and Lebanon contained in the resolution preamble. “The armistice agreements . . .are defunct and cannot