Bassil: no more Syrian refugees allowed into Lebanon


bassil gibran- 0209 defForeign Minister Jebran Bassil warned on Monday of a plot to keep Syrian refugees in Lebanon for a long time.

He also warned of a plan “for the refugees to equip themselves militarily in order to carry outs attacks beyond Lebanese borders.”

Bassil demanded a halt to the flow of Syrians into Lebanon to redistribute them among countries neighboring Syria.

“Lebanon has suffered the most, in all fields, from the conflict in Syria,” he lamented during a press conference.

“We will therefore work on setting up camps for Syrian refugees outside of Lebanese territories,” he said after attending the Arab foreign ministers summit held in Kuwait.

Commenting on terrorist threats in Lebanon, he remarked: “It is unfortunate that Lebanon is gradually slipping into the clutches of blind terrorism that is infiltrating the nation from Arab countries.”

These terrorists are then traveling from Lebanon to other countries where they carry out their attacks, he added.

“We are in need of Arab support to confront terrorism and defend Lebanon against Israel,” he stressed.

“Lebanon cannot distance itself from terrorism. It is our fate to pay the consequences of the conflicts of others,” he noted.

Bassil therefore highlighted the importance of supporting the Lebanese army in combating terrorism, praising the Arab pledge to back it.

“We hope words on supporting the army can be turned into actions,” he said.

“Lebanon is fighting terrorism for all the Arabs and all the world,” he responded to a question in English.

Bassil announced on Sunday that a meeting of Arab foreign ministers held in Kuwait approved a plan he had presented aimed at bolstering the army.

He said: “The foreign ministers agreed to support the army in its resistance of Israel and battle against terrorism.”

This entails bolstering it financially and providing it with the necessary equipment in accordance to international initiatives, he explained.

The plan will also seek to support the Lebanese government to that end, stated Bassil.

The Arab foreign ministers held their meeting in Kuwait ahead of the two-day Arab League summit that will kick off on Monday.

President Michel Suleiman is scheduled to take part in the talks.




6 responses to “Bassil: no more Syrian refugees allowed into Lebanon”

  1. nagy_michael2 Avatar

    Well done Bassil I command you on your gestures.. But please can you include also Iranian Al Quds Brigade coming thru our airport and bringing their guns with them too. can we really stop Hezbollah from going into Syria so the Syrians will not be forced to leave their country.. Please do it on all fronts not just one.. Sorry Libnan1 i know you don’t like what i said..

    1. Habibi- but can he ?

      1. nagy_michael2 Avatar

        He has done well for himself and father-in-law sure.. he will take the money allocated to the displaced and electricity and buy all the properties in the North. of course the louder the minister are the more money they make.. Can he what? and why should he as long as his pocket is full why should he..

  2. Constantin7 Avatar

    I support this 100% but I don’t think it will be practical. I would even say send the refugges back into Syria. There are so many places in Syria that do not have any conflicts that the refugees can use. Assuming they are all innocent in the eyes of the Syrian refgime. Instead of staying in tents in Lebanon, let them stay in tents in Latakie, Tartous, Damascus, Deir ezzor, jabal el-Aarab, etc… We see on the news the bad news in Syria, armed conflicts in 3 or 4 places in the country, the rest of the country is living a normal life, more or less.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      Actually, LESS.

  3. 5thDrawer Avatar

    You think Bassil is AFRAID?? :-)) This kind of thinking is all over U-Tube too. And truth can be stranger than fiction … as we all know. ;-))))
    Western Countries see this as ‘the main’ Plot by the Whole Muslim Crowd (or at least El Supremo) to push into economically viable places which have health-care and better living conditions, to simply tear them apart and plow civilization back into sand-dunes while ‘asking’ for Sharia laws.
    There are certainly examples, aren’t there? ;-)))

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