Open Letter to UNSG Re: UN Rep. Publicly Thanking Hezbollah Official for “Tour d’Horizon” in Lebanon

His Excellency UN Secretary-General António Guterres
Office of the Secretary General – UN Secretariat Building
United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

January 17, 2023

Your Excellency Secretary-General Guterres:

We at the World Council for the Cedars Revolution are writing to express our shock and dismay at learning the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Joanna Wronecka, publicly thanked Hezbollah official Ammar Moussawi for meeting with her. Apparently, Moussawi provided the UN Special Coordinator with a “tour d’horizon” which included “the election of a new President, the functioning of state institutions and the impact of regional and international developments on the country.”

We wish to remind the Secretary General that just one month ago, Hezbollah ambushed a UN peacekeeping patrol resulting in the death of Irish peacekeeper, Sean Rooney. We would also like to remind the secretary that Hezbollah has been actively obstructing the investigation into the Beirut Port explosion because the terror organization is directly implicated in the blast.

UNSCR 1559 calling for the disbanding and disarming of all militias in Lebanon was passed in 2004. UNSCR 1701 which re-iterated that call was passed in 2006, yet in all the years since, Hezbollah has refused to comply, and, following the lead of Hamas, is presenting itself as an authentic Lebanese political party rather than the Iranian proxy it is.

We cannot understand how a UN representative could possibly meet with the leadership of Iran’s terrorist proxy at the same time massive demonstrations have broken out all over Iran and all over the world in opposition to the Islamic Republic – a regime whose illegitimacy grows more apparent by the day.

The World Council for the Cedars Revolution calls for the UN Secretary General to reprimand Ms. Wronecka and to denounce this meeting as a mistake.

Yours Sincerely,

Tom Harb, WCCR Secretary General and John Hajjar, WCCR National Director

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