Israel agents have spied on Lebanese President Michel Sleiman, Beirut says in a complaint filed with the UN about Israeli spy rings.
The country’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nawaf Salam, delivered the complaint to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Turkish Ambassador to the UN Ertugrul Apakan, who has taken over the rotating presidency of the the UN Security Council (UNSC), Lebanon’s Naharnet news website reported on Thursday.
The complaint informs that the spy networks "constitute an aggression on Lebanon and on its sovereignty in a clear violation of international resolutions, particularly resolution 1701."
Resolution 1701 ended the 2006 Israeli war on Lebanon that killed about 1,200 Lebanese — most of them civilians.
Israeli agents had been responsible for targeted killings, it said, adding that they had spied on Sleiman and other top Lebanese officials.
The letter included a list of 100 Israeli spies.
The operatives, the letter noted, had been involved in phone tapping and forgery of official documents.
Since last year Lebanon has arrested dozens of people on suspicion of spying for Israel. It launched a nationwide crackdown on Israeli-commissioned spy cells. Lebanese security officials and telecoms employees are among those arrested.
Tel Aviv also spies through reconnaissance flights over the Lebanese airspace in contravention of the UNSC resolution.