Assassination threats persist in Lebanon, Charbel


Lebanon Interior Minister Marwan Charbel said  that the security agencies are prepared to take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of officials who consider  themselves to be threatened, the Kuwaiti al-Seyassah daily reported on Saturday.

He told the al-Seyassah: “concern  over  assassinations still lingers in Lebanon as long as the political tensions and disputes persist.”

“It is unfortunate that the threats remain and this requires all who feel in danger to take the needed measures to protest themselves, including limiting their mobility,” he explained.

March 14 alliance MPs Houri, Ahmed Fatfat, Hadi Hbeish, Khaled al-Daher and Nuhad al-Mashnouq  repoorted  that they were texted death threats from a Syrian telephone number before and after the assassination of Internal Security Forces Intelligence  chief Wissam al-Hassan’.Hasan was killed in a car bomb in Beirut’s Ashrafiyeh district on October 19.

March 14 alliance  accused Syria and Hezbollah of being behind the crime and blamed the government of covering up for the criminals, demanding its resignation