Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Mouallem travelled to New York to attend the U.N. General Assembly session through the Hariri International airport in Beirut, Lebanon reportedly for security reasons .
At the Beirut airport he called for cooperation between Lebanon and Syria to confront the terrorist threat posed by the Islamic State and al-Nusra Front jihadists.
The pro Syrian As Safir daily on Thursday quoted Mouallem as saying that Lebanon should not adopt a policy of disassociation regarding terrorism.
“There should be Lebanese-Syrian cooperation to confront this terrorism that has no boundaries and poses a threat to both countries,” Mouallem said
Damascus uses the term “terrorists” to refer to all those who have been fighting to oust President Bashar Assad since March 2011.
According to As Safir, Mouallem expressed satisfaction over U.S.-led strikes against the IS and other al-Qaida-linked groups in Syria.
He said that Damascus was being informed about the attacks , a claim that has been denied by Washington
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