Hezbollah not receive weapons through Beirut's ports: sources

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-24 22:00:50|Editor: huaxia
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BEIRUT, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Sources at Port of Beirut denied Wednesday Israeli allegations about Hezbollah receiving weapons from Iran through Beirut's port, airport and Masnaa Border Crossing, local media reported.

"The trucks that enter Lebanon through legal ports are subject to inspection noting that the UNIFIL's maritime forces are capable of inspecting any ship that crosses the Lebanese waters," the sources were quoted as saying by Elnashra, an online independent newspaper.

The sources' remarks came following allegations by Lieutenant Colonel in the Israel Defense Forces Avichay Adraee about Port of Beirut turning into a facility that belongs to Hezbollah, a Lebanon-based political party and an armed group.

"Hezbollah is using Lebanon's infrastructure to receive materials and equipment used in manufacturing rockets, which constitutes a clear violation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701," Adraee announced on Wednesday.

The resolution calls for the disarmament of all armed groups in Lebanon, so that there will be no weapons or authority in Lebanon other than that of the Lebanese state.