UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reiterated his desire for peace on the Lebanon-Israel border.
The Secretary-General’s press office said that Guterres’ has “expressed deep concern about the recent escalation between Lebanon and Israel across the Blue Line, including rocket fire into Israel and return airstrikes and artillery fire into Lebanon.”
The press office added, “It is paramount that all actors involved avoid actions that can further heighten tensions and lead to miscalculation.”
The Secretary-General wants all parties to work in coordination with the UN Interim Force in Lebanon.
A similar call was made last Friday as well.
The Blue Line is a border demarcation between Lebanon and Israel published by the United Nations in 2000.
The latest escalation came as Lebanon is struggling both politically and economically, one year after the devastating Beirut Port blast.