In August 2006 UN Security Council Resolution 1701, adopted unanimously, established an open-ended embargo on all arms transfers to Lebanon not authorized by the Government of Lebanon or UNIFIL, the UN peacekeeping force. This was part of the attempt to solve the conflict between Israel and Lebanon. The prohibition covers the provision of any technical training or assistance related to the supply, manufacture, maintenance or use of arms and related equipment. The ban formed part of a broader set of measures designed to help the Lebanese Government exercise full sovereignty over all Lebanese territory and to facilitate the deployment of Lebanese troops to the South of the country following an Israeli military withdrawal.
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