Syria’s envoy says no refugee return without ‘coordination with the Syrian state’


Ali Abdul KarimSyrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul Karim Ali slammed the officials who reject  any  coordination with Damascus regime over  the return of the refugees  as “irresponsible” who “talk empty words.”

Ali also accused them of seeking to “satisfy Saudi Arabia and regional and international forces.”

He stressed that Syrian refugees in Lebanon cannot return home without “dialogue between the Lebanese and Syrian states.”

“Whoever tries to ignore this fact would be acting as if they are trying to construct a building without any foundations,” Ali said in remarks published Thursday in ad-Diyar newspaper, noting that “political pragmatism and the Lebanese interest – more than the Syrian interest – require cooperation and coordination on the refugee file.”

He added: “Some forces that are rejecting dialogue with Syria are acting arrogantly and trying to disregard the realities of history and geography.”

Urging the Lebanese parties to “resort to the treaties that regulate the relation between the two states and to the special ties that bind them,” the envoy noted that “the rejection of dialogue with the Syrian state harms Lebanon primarily, because it reflects contradictions among the components of the Lebanese government.”

Ali  backed Aoun

“The stances of President Michel Aoun on the resistance and the crisis in Syria are well-known and we share them,” Ali pointed out.

But attacked Hariri

Prime Minister Saad Hariri, the ambassador asked: “How can (Prime Minister Saad )Hariri stress on every occasion that Lebanon will be the launchpad for rebuilding Syria and then he says that he does not want to talk to Damascus… Does Hariri think that he will ‘parachute into Syria?’”

“Some parties that are rejecting coordination with Syria today are largely responsible for tempting the Syrian refugees and pushing them to leave Syria in order to use them as a card for pressuring the Syrian government,” the ambassador added.

Al-Akhbar reported Thursday that “General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim may be asked  to politically coordinate with the Syrian government on the refugee file – not in his security capacity but rather in his capacity as a presidential envoy.”

During a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Hariri called for avoiding debate on the issue of communicating with the Syrian regime seeing as it is “controversial.”

“The government wants the Syrian refugees to be returned home as soon as possible, but we consider that the United Nations’ responsibility,” the PM said.

Several officials of Hariri’s Future Movement are strongly opposed to any communication with Damascus.  The Lebanese Forces is also opposed to such a move.

Political disagreements prevented Cabinet from taking any decision on the file during Wednesday’s session.

Several political parties, especially Hezbollah  and kits ally  the Free Patriotic Movement, have called for coordinating the return of the displaced with the Syrian government

Crossed the lines

MP Antoine ZahraLebanese Forces MP Antoine Zahra lashed out at Ali’s “interference in inter-Lebanese” dialogue revolving around the return of displaced Syrians, and said that he must be “summoned” over his remarks, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Friday.

“The Syrian ambassador has shamelessly meddled in an inter-Lebanese dialogue. The Syrian ambassador may not interfere when the Lebanese argue about internal matters and whether they plan to hold talks with the Syrian authority or not,” said Zahra.

The MP pointed out that it was Hezbollah deputy chief Sheikh Naim Qassem who had first called for talks with the Syrian government to help the displaced return home.

“Whoever wants to return does not need negotiations but is convinced that his return is safe and decides to return. Thus, calls to have talks with the Syrian regime was only intended to be a public acknowledgment of the Lebanese state of the legitimacy of this regime under the pretext of eliminating the burden of the displaced,” said Zahra.

“It is well known that the legitimacy of the (Syrian) regime is questionable. A large part of its people does not recognize its legitimacy and considers it a murderous and criminal regime,” added the MP.

He added that the return of refugees is a necessity but “there will be no dialogue with the Syrian regime. The ambassador has crossed the lines with Lebanon’s Prime Minister and the authority” and tried to set conditions.

The MP called on Lebanese authorities to “summon” the ambassador over his “interference” in Lebanon’s internal affairs.



33 responses to “Syria’s envoy says no refugee return without ‘coordination with the Syrian state’”

  1. Danny Farah Avatar
    Danny Farah

    The mother fucker still thinks he has a country.. you are the one who drove them out. can you really guarantee their safety. not that i want the refugees to stay in Lebanon but this butcher will kill them anyway.

    1. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      Cool down Danny boy Daniel maniac
      Assad didn’t drive his people out.

      “Robert Ford was US Ambassador to Syria when the revolt against Syrian president Assad was launched. He not only was a chief architect of regime change in Syria, but actively worked with rebels to aid their overthrow of the Syrian government.

      Ford assured us that those taking up arms to overthrow the Syrian government were simply moderates and democrats seeking to change Syria’s autocratic system. Anyone pointing out the obviously Islamist extremist nature of the rebellion and the foreign funding and backing for the jihadists was written off as an Assad apologist or worse.

      Ambassador Ford talked himself blue in the face reassuring us that he was only supporting moderates in Syria. As evidence mounted that the recipients of the largesse doled out by Washington was going to jihadist groups, Ford finally admitted early last year that most of the moderates he backed were fighting alongside ISIS and al-Qaeda. Witness this incredible Twitter exchange with then-ex Ambassador Ford:”

      1. Danny Farah Avatar
        Danny Farah

        Shall i show videos of Shabiha hunting down protesters with machine guns.. Yes there were al Qaeda there but they didn’t exist if it was not for Assad in the first place. he was the facilitator of the Iranian supplies of terror into Iraq to attack Americans and even Shiites. It was Assad who let out thousands of Extremists from jails. It was Assad who kept hitting the moderate syrian forces while Daesh were across from him. Please stop blaming everything on the Americans and everybody else. why did the Syrian army had to stay in Lebanon for 25 years? why did they arm and train hezbollah along with Iran instead of LAF? I am not siding with Extremists either and in my heart the SYrian deserved for what they did to Lebanon. Israel got smacked in 2006 but not defeated of course.. Assad needed to be overthrown anyway. But if Obama wanted to overthrow Assad he could have used the use of chemical weapons against assad to weaken him. so your theory is meaningless and Obama was a spine and a sissy. And he could shoot an ant even if he wanted to. The only reason he got bin laden because Al Qaeda and Pakistan gave him away.

        1. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          “Christians of the Orient stand up against the new Western colonialism”


          1. Parasitic Canadian fool, please stop posting crap. Lol, “Muslim brothers liberated”

        2. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          Daniel Fart, your Zionists followers said it all.. faker

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          1. Danny Farah Avatar
            Danny Farah

            You are a big liar and you are the big faker who comes every few month with different names. but you are a SSNP and will lick assad Pepee and all of you will. ALl of you will give up Lebanon to Syria so you can accomplish this so called goal of uniting the greater Syria. Well guess what there is nothing left of you beloved Syria and you just deny and lie and deceive and there is no use in replying to you because you don’t want to admit the truth. everytime i bring syria hegemony over lebanon you get all riled up. then you accuse me of being a zionist followers. I want to live in peace with all my neighbors but everybody ganged up on Lebanon even Libya and Saddam and Saudi and they all financed the Syrian regime to control us. but no you reject any syrian and iranian interference. you just like Nassrallah he wants to destroy lebanon because he want to avenge his son Hadi. Well nobody told Hadi to go and fight Israel. Just because the ISraelis kick your sorry ass out of Palestine you want to lighten up the middle east against lebanon. You palestinians are nothing but bunch of cowards. you tried to take over Jordan and you got your ass kicked. then you tried and destroyed lebanon unfortunately and still to date you blame the Christians for starting the fight. you keep defending the Christians somewhere else but not the christians of lebanon. It’s because you are not one of us. You just a camel drifting in the desert and don’t know where the hello you are going. get lost bitch and go screw yourself.

          2. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Typical Uzio Zionist vulgar language

          3. look at the mirror, sharmuta

  2. Hind Abyad Avatar
    Hind Abyad

    “Christians of the Orient stand up against the new Western colonialism”


    1. “Muslim brothers liberators” Lol please stop posting crap

      1. Hind Abyad Avatar
        Hind Abyad


        1. Are you reading your crap?

          1. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Oh shut up microbe

          2. пнх шармута

          3. master09 Avatar

            The problem is she can’t read, she does know how to copy and paste anything and everything.

          4. thank You master09 for Your comments. Copy and paste is not problem if copy pasted something good and interesting, but she is looking for garbage, crap most of all, can not provide something fruitful, this is her and her “friends” problem

          5. Niemals Avatar

            The inflammable Hindenburg paste anything and everything.
            Can not even review her own text correction….
            Proper name Israeli, no arrogant expression as Zionists, Jewish pigs.

          6. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Hind Abyad‏ @AbyadHind 17 minil y a 17 minutes


            Palestinian minor appeals 12-year prison term in Israeli court … via @MiddleEastMnt

          7. “According to Ehud Rosen, MEMO generally supports Islamist positions within Falestinian politics. According to Andrew Gilligan, the Middle East Monitor promotes a strongly pro-Muslim Brotherhood and pro-Hamas viewpoint.
            Anshel Pfeffer described MEMO as a “conspiracy theory-peddling anti-Israel organisation”.
            MEMO has been called ‘antisemitic’ by Community Security Trust, an organisation for security for the Jewish community in the UK”

          8. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Ten Israeli army cowards armed to the teeth attack an unarmed Palestinian.. call his mother sharmuta.

          9. They are not that aggressive considering the guy continues to provoke them with raised fists. If someone aggravated an American cop like like he would probably of been beaten to death

          10. this little bastard stabbed a kid in the neck and attacked a bus driver then tried to stab a cop in the neck and was shot
            he should be hanged
            F*ck you sharmuta with your Paliwood

          11. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            He did not, liar
            F*ck you ibn sharmuta with your Holywood

          12. Why he keep provoking them?

          13. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Hind Abyad @AbyadHind
            Twitter deleted my pinned Tweet: “2014 Gaza massacre”.. is not fair

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          14. MekensehParty Avatar

            That’s the definition of a mazzeh diploma

          15. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            master minus IQ echoing his Zionists compatriots crap..

  3. Rainbow Sponge Avatar
    Rainbow Sponge

    A war criminal’s ambassador delivering a message to a puppet Hezbollah government in Beirut. How cute.

  4. MekensehParty Avatar

    What’s to freekin coordinate? Are these refugees Syrian? Is Syria their land? Isn’t that shitface allegedly a representative of the Syrian state? Open the door to your people fuktard!!!

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