Lebanese officials plan to raise accusations of Israeli espionage at the United Nations, after authorities arrested and charged several Lebanese telecom workers with spying for Israel.
Speaking late Wednesday after a cabinet meeting, Lebanese Information Minister Tareq Mitri said the ministers agreed to submit a detailed report about the alleged Israeli spy networks to the U.N. Security Council.
In the past month, Lebanon has detained at least three employees of the state-owned phone company Alfa, suspected of spying for Israel.
The decision was made on the same day a Lebanese military court sentenced a man to death for giving information about the militant group Hezbollah to Israel in 2008.
Hassan Ahmed al-Hussein was charged with providing Israel detailed information about Hezbollah officials and other targets.
Last week a military court sentenced another Lebanese man to death for giving Israel security information during its 2006 war with Hezbollah.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.