Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri told BBC radio that he was convinced that The New Yorker ‘s investigative journalist Seymour Hersh had misquoted Syrian president Bashar al Assad about Lebanon.

Hariri said he was in continuous contact with Assad and his latest phone conversation with him only dealt with Israeli threats to Lebanon and Syria.

Assad had reportedly told Hersh that the civil war in Lebanon could start in any day . The civil war in Lebanon could start in days; it does not take weeks or months; it could start just like this”, Assad was quoted as saying

Hariri hinted to BBC that he could visit Damascus to sign several agreements.

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