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SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON BLUE LINE INCIDENT
The following Security Council press statement on the incident along the Blue Line was delivered today by Council President Peter Burian ( Slovakia):
The members of the Security Council received a briefing today from the Department of Peacekeeping Operations on the serious incident between the Lebanese Armed Forces and the Israeli Defence Forces that occurred along the Blue Line in the area of Yaroun on 7 February 2007.
The members of the Council expressed deep concern about this incident. They look forward to the ascertaining of all the facts by the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and to the forthcoming tripartite meeting asked for by the UNIFIL Force Commander.
The members of the Council appealed to all parties to respect the Blue Line in its entirety, to exercise utmost restraint and to refrain from any action that could further escalate the situation.
The members of the Security Council reaffirmed their strong support for UNIFIL and reiterated their call for full implementation of Security Council resolution 1701.
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