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Lebanon hopes Russia will send a “clear message” to Israel

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Beirut is counting on Moscow’s mediation to resolve the conflict with Israel, to which the Russian Federation can send a “lucrative message” after drone strikes in a suburb of the Lebanese capital, said Prime Minister Saad Hariri in a telephone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

“Lebanon is counting on Russia’s role in order to avoid a further increase in tension, as well as on an intelligible message to Israel in order to stop Israel’s sovereignty violations,” Hariri quoted the press service of the head of government as saying.

Hariri emphasized that attacks on densely populated areas are a blow to the foundations of stability, the borders of which were noted in UN Security Council resolution 1701, adopted after the 2006 war, and threaten dangerous escalation in the region, “the results of which we can not assume.”

According to Lebanon, Israeli drones attacked the southern suburbs of Beirut on Sunday night.

However, one of the attackers crashed and fell into the hands of resistance fighters, the second drone exploded, causing material damage to the building of the press service of the Shiite movement. Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah promised an adequate response to Israeli aggression.

At that time, as Prime Minister Hariri called them naked aggression against the sovereignty of Lebanon.

An emergency meeting of the Lebanese High Security Council will take place on Tuesday evening, at which decisions will be made.

Israel has not yet commented on the situation.

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