Israel’s ambassador to the UN called on the Security Council “to act swiftly and with great resolve to respond to the Iranian regime’s violations, by using all means necessary to extend the arms embargo on Iran beyond the current October deadline”. He argued that Iran’s “illicit arms to its proxies… freely transported throughout the Middle East and used by armed militias and terrorist groups, poses a strategic threat not only to Israel, but to the entire region”. “Through its Quds Force, Iran does not stop at the mere illicit transfer of arms to Hizbollah, but also contributes to the development of Hizbollah’s self-production capabilities”, he added. “This project, taking place on Lebanese soil, exploits the local population by using local civilians as human shield to conceal its illicit activities, thereby not only contravening multiple Security Council resolutions, but also violating international law”.
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