Lebanon being partially blamed for Syria crisis

Wael al-HalkiSyrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi revealed that there has not been any contact between Syria and the Lebanese government since Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam was elected to form a new cabinet and accused the Lebanese government of being partially responsible for what Syria is going through.

“Relations are not only nonexistent and cold , the Lebanese government was actually responsible for a part of what Syria is going through.” Halqi told the pro-Syrian Al-Akhbar newspaper in an interview published Saturday.

He stressed that there has been no contact with the Lebanese government except through the foreign ministry .

“There has not been any contact with the Lebanese government since Salam was tasked with forming a new cabinet except through the Foreign Ministry.”

Many in Lebanon consider caretaker Foreign minister Adnan Mansour as Syria’s FM.

He accused the caretaker Lebanese government which is still being controlled by Hezbollah, a close ally of the Syrian regime of facilitating the entry of rebels and weapons to Syria and of training terrorists to fight in Syria.

“The Lebanese government was facilitating the entry of armed men and weapons into Syria and there were even places for training and accommodating armed terrorist groups.” He said.

On the other hand Halqi praised Hezbollah ‘s role on the Lebanese Syrian border

“If it weren’t for Hezbollah youths’ presence at the borders especially near Qusayr, terrorist acts would have been ongoing until now, ” Halqi said and added , but “despite Hezbollah’s help ‘terrorists’, however, continue to sneak into Syria even if in smaller numbers and that is why the dissociation policy was not an accurate term. There was intervention,” he said.

The Syrian regime refers to Syrian rebels as terrorists

Thousands of Hezbollah fighters are reportedly helping the forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar al Assad in their fight against the mostly Sunni rebels who are trying to topple the 40 year old dictatorship.

President Michel Suleiman last week reiterated his call on Hezbollah to withdraw from Syria and abide by the Baabda declaration.
The Baabda Declaration was issued following a national dialogue in 2012, and was championed by President Suleiman and signed by all the Lebanese parties including Hezbollah. It called on distancing Lebanon from regional conflicts.

  • 5thDrawer

    Hey, stupid Syrian … who made Lebanon what it is today?? Ass ….

    And why the hell would Salam want to talk to you?? He was safely out of the place until someone begged him to try once again … (basically) … and look what a kettle of Sidon Fish that got him into.

  • 5thDrawer

    Hey, stupid Syrian … who made Lebanon what it is today?? Ass ….

  • The real lebanese

    The Lebanese Government should completely seal off the border with Syria. Lets see how Halqi feels without his lifeline support from HA.

    On the other hand, this is another classic example of how HA isn’t legitamitley part of the government. Its its own government, who like a parasite went into the Lebanese government for more control.

  • The real lebanese

    The Lebanese Government should completely seal off the border with Syria. Lets see how Halqi feels without his lifeline support from HA.

    On the other hand, this is another classic example of how HA isn’t legitamitley part of the government. Its its own government, who like a parasite went into the Lebanese government for more control.

  • Fauzia45

    Your regime ^is responsible for what is happening ^in Syria!!!!

  • Fauzia45

    Your regime ^is responsible for what is happening ^in Syria!!!!

  • Maborlz Ez-Hari

    I thought H.A was the only officially recognised part of the Lebanese government that the Syrian regime would engage dialogue with? Wow, they want everyone’s help. Let’s send them the general and Jumblat they can play Basra with bashar.

  • Maborlz Ez-Hari

    I thought H.A was the only officially recognised part of the Lebanese government that the Syrian regime would engage dialogue with? Wow, they want everyone’s help. Let’s send them the general and Jumblat they can play Basra with bashar.