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Lebanon to Security Council: Syrian Refugees Issue Cannot Wait for Political Solution

Lebanon's representative to the United Nations, Amal Mudallali, stressed that the issue of Syrian refugees cannot wait for a political solution to materialize in Syria, saying that the upcoming government will have this matter as one of its key priorities. Speaking at the Security Council meeting on Tuesday, Mudallali called upon member states to ensure the smooth renewal of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)’s mandate, which will expire in a few weeks, saying the Force is instrumental in preserving peace and security in southern Lebanon.