United Nations Security Council Resolution 587

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UN Security Council
Resolution 587
Destroyed UN base in Lebanon.jpg
Destroyed UN base in Lebanon
Date23 September 1986
Meeting no.2,708
CodeS/RES/587 (Document)
Voting summary
14 voted for
None voted against
1 abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council resolution 587, adopted on 23 September 1986, after recalling previous resolutions on the topic, the Council strongly condemned attacks on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in southern Lebanon, expressing indignation at support the attacks receive. Several lives were lost in the attack, in which UNIFIL blamed the Israeli-backed South Lebanon Army for perpetrating.[1]

The resolution, tabled by France,[2] commended the work of UNIFIL and its "courage, spirit of discipline and composure". It also took note of a report by the Secretary-General and accepted his proposals relating to the security of the Force, requesting him to report back within 21 days on the implementation of Resolution 587.

The Council ended by demanding the withdrawal of all military forces not accepted by the Lebanese authorities from southern Lebanon.

Resolution 587 was adopted with 14 votes to none, while the United States abstained from voting.

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  1. ^ "Security Council Resolution 587 (1986), attack on UNIFIL, 23 September 1986". Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 23 September 1986.
  2. ^ Keesing's Record of World Events (1987). "Factional fighting in Beirut prior to February 1987 Syrian intervention – Fighting in Tripoli – Clashes involving UNIFIL and Israeli-backed forces in south – Amal-PLO battles – Kidnappings of foreigners". Keesing's Record of World Events. Keesing's Worldwide, LLC. 33: 35020.

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