Iran was accused of using civilian ports to smuggle arms to Hezbollah in Lebanon by the Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations (UN) Danny Danon, when speaking to the Security Council in New York on Tuesday.

"The Port of Beirut is now the Port of Hezbollah," said the Israeli envoy, who provided Israeli's "new evidence" in the form of a cardboard graph.

"Now is not the time for optimism, but the time for realism. It is the time to find partners who share our goal of confronting this force of chaos," concluded Danon.

The Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the UN Amal Mudallali blasted the Israeli convoy for his accusations calling them "direct threats on their [Lebanon's] peace and civilian infrastructure."

"This Council should not stay silent and should uphold its responsibility to prevent Israel from launching another war on Lebanon," added Mudallali.

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