15.06.2011 13.Siwan, 5771
UN chief renews mandate for Golan peacekeeping force due to border tension
UNDOF was first deployed in 1974 to monitor a ceasefire between Israel and Syria; Ban Ki-moon asks for extension for the force due to the volatile situation in the Mideast.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon asked the Security Council on Tuesday to maintain a peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights because of the volatile situation in the Middle East.
Ban asked the council to extend for another six months, from June 30, the mandate of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) because the situation will remain tense "unless and until a comprehensive settlement covering all Middle East problem can be reached."…