Ban Ki-moon told a Hezbollah ally that the United Nations expects full implementation of the Security Council resolution that ended last summer’s war with Israel. “I raised the importance of the full implementation of that resolution,” Ban said Friday after meeting in Beirut with Nabih Beri, speaker of the Lebanese Parliament and an ally of the terrorist group that launched last summer’s war. Ban was referring to Security Council Resolution 1701, which calls for Hezbollah to disarm and to return two Israeli soldiers captured in the July 12 crossborder raid that sparked the war. Ban also has criticized Israel for violating the resolution through its overflights of Lebanese territory.
Ban to Hezbollah ally: Comply