Charbel confirms death threats came from inside Syria


Lebanon Minister of Interior and Municipalities Marwan Charbel confirmed to An Nahar newspaper on Saturday that the death threats against the Lebanese MPs came from inside Syria and the phones that were were used were in the Syrian network.

“It has became clear to us that the phone numbers that sent the threats to the Lebanese deputies are in the Syrian network, and after checking on this we found the name of the owner is “Syria’s Assad, which may not be true but we agreed with the MPS who have received threats on certain actions ,which we will not disclose at this time”.

Last week, several Future bloc MPs, claimed to have received death threats from a Syrian phone number.

On Saturday March 14 MP Khaled al-Daher , a key member of Lebanon’s Future movement parliamentary bloc told New TV that he received another death threat from a caller speaking with a Syrian accent.

“Tell your boss we are going to shred him like we did with his friend ( Wissam al Hassan) and you too will be shredded with him “, the caller was quoted as telling Dhaher’s bodyguard.

The threats were made following the assassination of Internal Security Forces intelligence chief Wissam al-Hassan on October 19 in a car bombing in Beirut’s Ashrafieh, which the pro-Western March 14 blamed on the Syrian regime and its allies in Lebanon.