Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Lebanon, Israel

Recent Sanctions-related UN Resolutions

11 August 2006– Following the outbreak of violence between Israel and Hizbollah the Security Council adopted resolution 1701. The Security Council decides that there can be no supply of arms and related material to Lebanon unless when authorized by the Lebanese government. It is also decided that UNIFIL is to be strengthened with additional forces, resulting in a presence of up to 15 000 troops. UNIFIL is furthermore mandated to assist the Lebanese armed forces in making sure that the area between the so called Blue Line and the Litani river is free from any unauthorised armed personnel, assets and weapons.

To implement the arms embargo it is also decided that all states shall prevent the supply of arms and related material, and of related technical training and facilities, to entities or individuals in Lebanon.