France condemns the December 14th attack on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in the strongest possible terms. This attack occurred near the southern town of Al-Aqbieh, and left one Irish peacekeeper dead and three others wounded.
France offers its condolences to the deceased soldier’s loved ones and to the Irish authorities. We wish the wounded peacekeepers a speedy recovery.
We urge calm and call for a prompt, unhindered investigation so that the perpetrators of this attack may be brought to justice. The safety of UNIFIL personnel and more broadly, the personnel of all peacekeeping operations, remains an absolute priority.