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Lebanon Adopting a Policy of Disassociation Regarding the Crisis in Syria

Mar 16, 2013

BEIRUT, (SANA)- Lebanese President Michel Sleiman reiterated his country’s commitment to the policy of “neutrality and disassociation” regarding the events in Syria.

President Suleiman remarks came at a press conference in Senegal regarding the situation on the Syrian-Lebanese borders and the letter of the Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry sent to the Lebanese government last Thursday in this regard.

He added that Lebanon has adopted the policy of disassociation and to refrain from any involvement in the crisis in Syria which was clearly announced in Baabda declaration, and that Lebanon has adopted this stance at the Arab League (AL), the UN Security Council and at all international circles and conferences.

Sleiman asserted that according to the declaration, Lebanon would not allow to make its land a passage of arms and gunmen across its borders or establishing military and security bases for the gunmen on its territories.

He stressed the role of the Lebanese army in preventing any violation of Baabda declaration, saying “We are responsible for preventing the flow of weapons and gunmen across the borders with Syria.”

Lebanese Foreign Minister: Controlling Borders

Foreign and Expatriates Minister Adnan Mansour called on the Lebanese government to prevent the armed groups from using the borders with Syria as a base for military operation against it.

“I presented a copy of the letter sent by the Syrian Foreign Ministry to Lebanon to President Michel Sleiman while we were in Cote D’lVoir on the gunmen’s infiltration from Lebanon to attack the Syrian army in order to take suitable response,” Mansour said in a speech to As-safir newspaper published in Saturday.

“The Lebanese security and military forces have to control the borders to prevent the flow of gunmen and weapons into Syria in light of agreements signed between Syria and Lebanon in 1991,” Mansour added.

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  1. Marcus XL

    Asad is the terrorist! <— Michel Samaha arrested for plotting with Asad to stage "terrorist attacks" in Lebanon at Syrian orders.LBCI later said that he confessed to planning terrorist attacks that would have been carried out during Ramadan iftars in northern Lebanon."Samaha confessed to smuggling explosives in his car from Syria to Lebanon," reported LBCI.Samaha's driver also confessed to taking part in preparing terrorist operations that were going to be carried out in the North, the TV network added.The arrest of Samaha's driver, Fares Barakat, led to the former minister's confession, according to LBCI.Al-Jadeed television said Samaha's arrest was based on a videotape that revealed his involvement in planning attacks in the North.And a security source told Future TV that Samaha was plotting bombings aimed at "stirring a Sunni-Alawite strife and a Sunni-Christian strife."

  2. Arabi Souri

    Wait until Smaha is tried before the Lebanese normal court. For 4 years 4 Lebanese generals were detained and they were accused for killing Rafic Hariri to discover after 4 years that they were locked because his own son Saad Hariri was lying all the way in his testimonies fabricating false witnesses and covering for the real criminals in return of getting to power, same thing goes for Smaha with the only witness disappearing from Lebanon and never attending any investigation or trial. Let's wait and see another lie by Israelis in Lebanon getting unfold.


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