Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly criticized Hizballah for operating as the most heavily armed militia “outside the authority of the state” and outside the country, including in Syria. In a report to the Security Council Guterres also called on Lebanon’s government and armed forces “to take all measures necessary to prohibit Hizballah and other armed groups from acquiring weapons and building paramilitary capacity” outside the authority of the state. He said Hizballah’s military activity violates a 2004 Security Council resolution ordering all Lebanese militias to disarm and the Taif Accords that ended the country’s 1975-90 civil war. Its engagement in the Syrian conflict also violates Lebanon’s official policy of “disassociation,” or neutrality in regional affairs. There is no mention in the Guterres report of Iran as the supplier of Hizballah arms or its threats to Israel.