Hezbollah: Weapons

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 9th February 2018.

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Photo of Neil Parish Neil Parish Chair, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of Hezbollah's ability to manufacture weapons.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

We are aware of reports that Hizballah is manufacturing weapons in Lebanon, which would constitute a direct contravention of UN Security Council Resolutions 1559 and 1701. We condemn the threat that such activity poses to regional stability.

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