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UN condemns detention of Fijian troops

August 29, 2014 1:03 am

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council have y strongly condemned the detention of the 43 Fijian peacekeepers serving in the Golan Heights.

In a statement , Ban Ki Moon called for the immediate release of the detained peacekeepers, as well as for the immediate lifting of the restrictions on the movement of the Force.

The Security Council – through a spokesperson – has made a similar call.

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The members of the Security Council demanded the unconditional and immediate release of all the detained United Nations peacekeepers and called upon all parties to cooperate with UNDOF in good faith to enable it to operate freely and to ensure full security of its personnel. They called on countries with influence to strongly convey to the armed members of the opposition in the UNDOF area of operation to immediately release the peacekeepers.

The United States has also strongly condemned the detention of the peacekeepers.

In a statement, the US is demanding the unconditional and immediate release of all the peacekeepers and again call on all parties to refrain from threatening or endangering UNDOF forces and interfering in their mandated mission

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