Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe dayan arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday (25 July) on his first official trip abroad since a cancer operation a month ago.
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SV INTERIOR Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Moshe Dayan in room with newsmen
CU Mr Dayan speaking in English
TRANSCRIPT: DAYAN: "The United Nations forces in Lebanon are not really fulfilling our expectations. I'm not trying to blame here any specific unit, or even the entire United Nations forces, but what we were promised by the Secretary general at the time was that in the area which would be under the control of the United Nations forces there would be no PLO, no armed people. I was told that by the Secretary General Mr Waldheim. He said the commitment and the duty of the United Nations forces would be not to allow armed forces illegally to be there. I'm afraid this is not the situation now. The effect is that for a larger or for a smaller extent the U.N. forces are serving now and again as an umbrella, probably not intentionally, but as an umbrella to the PLO forces. This is absolutely a disappointment to us and we are very worried about it."
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Background: Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe dayan arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday (25 July) on his first official trip abroad since a cancer operation a month ago. During his three-day visit Mr Dayan is scheduled to have talks on Middle east developments with his Dutch counterpart Mr Christoph Van Der Klaauw. Eight hundred Dutch troops are currently in South Lebanon serving with the United Nations peacekeeping force (UNIFIL). Before leaving for the Netherlands, Mr Dayan criticised the effectiveness of the UNIFIL troops, saying they were giving unwitting protection to the forces of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) operating in Southern Lebanon.