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S/V UNIFIL commander speaking, answering reporter's question
G/V army base - housing, barracks, on coast
TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER (unseen): UNIFIL's been in the area for about 3 years now. For various reasons it hasn't fulfilled the terms of its mandate from the Security Council. Do you forsee the day when it might be able to ...?
COMMANDER: I'm optimistic by nature ... it takes some time, a mandate is not a specific time frame. When U.N. forces interposed between conflicting parties... there has been casualties, evacuation, there has been refugees, and it takes quite some time to introduce a sense of normality, before one can proceed progressively and positively with the implementation of a mandate ...
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