Statement of U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis Following Meeting with His Excellency Prime Minister Hassan Diab
On Monday, the Secretary-General made a passionate appeal for peace. His message to world leaders was simple:
Exercise maximum restraint.
Renew international cooperation.
The Secretary-General has consistently advocated for de-escalation in the Gulf. He is deeply concerned with the recent escalation.
This is a moment in which leaders must exercise maximum restraint. The world cannot afford another war in the Gulf.
The Security Council received a briefing from the UN Special Coordinator Jan Kubis and Assistant Secretary-General Khaled Khiare. They briefed the Council on the situation in Lebanon and this was part of the regular meeting on the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1701 (2006).