UN Envoy Arrives in Lebanon to Discuss Border Problem

Published July 7th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

United Nations special envoy Terje Roed-Larsen arrived in Lebanon Friday, UN spokesman Nagib Friji told AFP, amid continued bickering over Israeli violations of the border. 

Roed-Larsen first visited the headquarters of the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which has still to deploy throughout southern Lebanon, more than six weeks after the Israelis ended their 22-year occupation. 

Beirut, partially supported by the UN, says Israel is still encroaching on the border and until the violations are ended it will not allow UNIFIL to deploy throughout the region. 

Israel has accused Lebanon of petty-mindedness, saying it should fulfill its obligations under UN Security Council Resolution 425 governing the Israeli withdrawal. 

Roed-Larsen was scheduled to discuss the situation with Lebanese President Emile Lahoud, Prime Minister Salim Hoss and parliament speaker Nabih Berri - BEIRUT (AFP) 

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