Aoun to Del Col: Israel attempts to change status quo in south jeopardizing Lebanon and the region

President Michel Aoun said Friday that Israel's recent attempts to change the status quo prevailing along the southern borders have jeopardized Lebanon and the entire region, renewing commitment to UN resolution 1701.

"Lebanon preserves its legitimate right to self-defense in the event of any attack," he underlined.

In remarks made during his meeting at Baabda palace with UNIFIL Commander Major General Stefano Del Col, Aoun valued the efforts exerted by the UN to contain the reverberations of what had happened and to restore stability.

The President also extolled the UN resolution 2485 as per which the mandate of the UNIFIL had been extended without any change to its missions or strengths.

Source: National News Agency