Asked by Asharq Al-Awsat about claims made by Lebanon's Speaker Nabih Berri that Israel has given no proof of border tunnels, Dujarric said: "From the Secretary-General's point of view, his principle is that the building of tunnels from one country to another for military purposes is wholly unacceptable".
The Lebanese army forces are stationed in the region for normal border missions, in cooperation with United Nations forces in Lebanon, to prevent any tensions or instability in southern Lebanon.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) released footage on December 4 that they said showed a Hezbollah operative inside an "attack tunnel" dug from Lebanon into Israel.
Strik also presented UNIFIL a map with the location of a second tunnel, along with houses in Lebanon that Israel says are connected to the tunnel. Gen. Stefano Del Col that the tunnels are violations of Israeli sovereignty, as well as UN Security Council Resolutions, including 1701.
Unlike Russia, the US backed without any reservations Israel's decision to launch Northern Shield, with National Security Adviser John Bolton declaring in a statement that the U.S.
The United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) will send a technical team to "ascertain facts" about alleged Hezbollah tunnels in Israel, a statement issued by the agency said Wednesday.
In a statement, the Lebanese army called Israeli reports of tunnels across the border "allegations".
Asked about European allies, particularly Germany and France, who are plotting methods to skirt the USA sanctions, Hook said the United States is uniquely placed to enforce the new sanctions. Israel has said it won't allow its chief regional foe Iran to establish a presence in Syria. "Israel is committed to protecting its citizens and its territory". Others believe the Israeli prime minister is seeking to heighten tensions and perhaps launch a war in the region to cover up for recent Israeli police recommendation that he be charged in a third corruption and bribery case.
But the Israeli operation has focused attention on a frontier across which Israel and Hezbollah last fought a war in 2006.
"This constitutes a new and extremely serious attack on the security and safety of the citizens of Lebanon, whereby Israel is violating the dignity and privacy of individuals and making a direct threat against their lives", Mudallali wrote. "He encouraged both sides to avoid misunderstandings and ensure that security and stability along the Blue Line is maintained and reinforced", said Dujarric. The Israeli military said it had protectively increased forces along the border and warned Hezbollah to keep its distance from the tunnels.