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Resolution 1748

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S/RES/1748 (2007)
Security Council Distr.: General
27 March 2007
07-28430 (E)
Resolution 1748 (2007)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 5648th meeting on
27 March 2007
The Security Council,
Recalling all its previous relevant resolutions, in particular resolutions 1595
(2005), 1636 (2005), 1644 (2005), 1664 (2006), 1686 (2006), 1373 (2001) and 1566
Reaffirming its strongest condemnation of the 14 February 2005 terrorist
bombing, as well as of all other attacks in Lebanon since October 2004, and
reaffirming also that those involved in these attacks must be held accountable for
their crimes,
Having examined the report of the International Independent Investigation
Commission (S/2007/150) (“The Commission”), submitted pursuant to resolutions
1595 (2005), 1636 (2005), 1644 (2005), and 1686 (2006),
Commending the Commission for the outstanding professional work it
continues to accomplish under difficult circumstances in assisting the Lebanese
authorities in their investigation into all aspects of this terrorist act,
Taking note of the letter of the Prime Minister of Lebanon of 21 February 2007
to the Secretary-General (S/2007/159, Enclosure) requesting that the mandate of the
Commission be extended for a further period of up to one year from 15 June 2007 in
order to ensure stability and continuity in the investigative process, and noting the
concurrent recommendation of the Secretary-General in this regard,
Noting the Commission’s conclusion that, in light of its current and planned
investigative activities and while significant progress has been made, it is unlikely
that the Commission will complete its work before its current mandate expires and
that the Commission therefore welcomes the Lebanese request for an extension of
its mandate beyond this date,
Willing to continue to assist Lebanon in the search for the truth and in holding
all those involved in this terrorist attack accountable,
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1. Welcomes the report of the Commission;
2. Decides to extend the mandate of the Commission until 15 June 2008 and
declares its readiness to terminate the mandate earlier if the Commission reports that
it has completed the implementation of its mandate;
3. Requests the Commission to continue to report to the Council on the
progress of the investigation every four months, or at any other time as it deems
4. Decides to remain seized of the matter.

Lebanon, Middle East
The situation in the Middle East
Related with resolutions
1373 1566 1595 1636 1644 1664 1686
Quoted in resolutions
1757 1815 1852
Security Council Composition