UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Wednesday renewed the mandate of the peacekeeping mission in Lebanon, which patrols Lebanon's southern border with Israel, for one year.
Resolution 2373 was adopted unanimously by the 15-member council on Wednesday afternoon, giving relief to countries, particularly Lebanon, amid fears that the United States might have blocked the renewal.
U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, launched a severe attack on the commander of the force, which is called UNIFIL. Haley said Friday that UNIFIL commander Maj. Gen. Michael Beary was "blind" to the fact that massive illegal weapons were being transferred to Hezbollah. The United Nations stood by the general.
The mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon expires on Thursday.