European diplomats oppose US plan to monitor Hezbollah

European diplomats opposed the United States' plan to change UNIFIL's mandate in southern Lebanon and expand its powers to closely monitor the activities of the Hezbollah terror organization, the Al-Hayat newspaper reported quoting diplomatic sources.


A European diplomat was quoted as saying that "a change in the mandate of UNIFIL is a dangerous act that could undermine the stability of the environment in which the international force operates in southern Lebanon. This is a matter that needs to be treated with discretion."