Lebanon today: Saturday , May 25 Top news


Here are the top stories for Lebanon today:

Geagea: No one can pressure Lebanon into refugee resettlement

geagea 2Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea stressed  on Saturday  during an interview with the Anadolu news agency that no one can impose a refugee resettlement in Lebanon as part of a US “peace” plan for the Middle East.

The so called ‘Deal of the Century’, was born dead before it’s declaration. No one can pressure Lebanon into a refugee resettlement because it is a matter of  sovereignty for the Lebanese state ,” said Geagea.” “Speaking about the deal of the century at present is premature. We can not judge it before it is made public,” said Geagea, noting that Lebanon will never accept a resettlement if the deal shows such plans “this will not happen,” he said.

Addressing the issue of  Syrian refugees in Lebanon, he said  “Lebanon’s position is not divided over the need to return the displaced to their country. Lebanon is a country with 4 million people and can no longer afford a million or a million and a half refugees on its land.” He accused the  Syrian regime of  fabricating excuses to allow it to cherry pick  those that can  return while rejecting the return of others.”

According to a report by the New York Times Trump’s  peace plan calls for financial incentives  to induce the Palestinians and their allies to   make political concessions ( such as the right of return to their homes in Palestines)  to resolve the decades-old conflict with Israel. The plan if accepted by all parties  will be paid for mainly by the Arab Gulf States. Palestinian leaders rejected the plan  accused  Trump of being biased pro Israel,  called the plan  ” dead on arrival”

AMAL Movement criticizes Bassil, accuses him of bullying others, overstepping boundaries of acceptable behavior

berri bassilAsharq al-Awsat newspaper reported on Saturday  that the AMAL Movement criticized Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil saying “he acts as if he has the final word in all the files,” the Saudi . “Bassil does not specifically target (AMAL chief and Speaker Nabih) Berri, but he acts as if he has the final say in all the files and has the right to intervene and impose what he wants,” AMAL sources told the daily .The Cabinet has held around 18 sessions to finalize the budget and several parties have accused Bassil of hindering the discussions with side proposals.

Lebanon denies forcing Syrians home from Beirut airport

beirut-airport-6Lebanese security forces on Saturday denied accusations by rights groups that they had coerced Syrians who had landed at Beirut airport into signing forms to return to their war-torn country. Human Rights Watch and four other groups Friday accused Lebanon of “summarily deporting” at least 16 Syrians on April 26, after forcing them to sign “voluntary repatriation forms”.Most of them had been sent back to Lebanon after they were barred from entering northern Cyprus via Turkey, quashing their plans to seek asylum, HRW said.



8 responses to “Lebanon today: Saturday , May 25 Top news”

  1. Arzna Avatar

    You are right Dr Geagea but according to the NY Times the ‘Deal of the Century’ is all about bribes in billions of dollars to Palestinian , Jordanian, Egyptian and Lebanese officials . Unfortunately Lebanese officials are extremely corrupt , can be bought and sold just like any commodity and I don’t think Lebanon’s sovereignty means much to them .

    1. “Lebanon’s sovereignty”

      Funny guy! You can’t take one thing from the Lebanese: they do excel at making jokes at their own expense.

    1. Writing the same text that’s already contained in the link.

      There’s d^mb, there’s d^mber, and then there’s Dumbyad.

      1. Niemals Avatar

        It is standard practiced by Dumbyad to write the same text that’s already contained in the link.
        As you say “There’s d^mb, there’s d^mber, and then there’s Dumbyad.”

        1. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          and an There’s an Alzheimer parasite, O’ Matrix aka Niemals, the poor thing I’m hisonly life. BTW. Yakov he’s blocked.

  2. “AMAL Movement criticizes Bassil, accuses him of bullying others”

    A pile of crap to another pile of crap: “You stink!”

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