House of Lords written question – answered on 28th October 2010.

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Photo of Lord Turnberg Lord Turnberg Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the Government of Lebanon about the alleged build up of missiles by Hezbollah on its border with Israel.

Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy)

We are concerned by reports of weapons transfers to Hizballah. My honourable friend Alistair Burt raised the issue with Prime Minister Hariri during his visit to Lebanon earlier this year. Our Ambassadors in Beirut and Damascus regularly raise the issue of weapons transfers to Hizballah at senior level, including most recently with the Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, where we underlined the importance of UN Security Council Resolution 1701 which calls for the disarmament of all armed groups.

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