Mashnouq: Hails General Security, Rebukes 'Conditional' Opening of Nassib Crossing

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Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq hailed the “tremendous” efforts exerted by the General Security Directorate in maintaining Lebanon’s security, noting that complaints from people crossing the border between Lebanon and Syria have “rarely been reported,” within the six-year Syrian war that pressured people to cross into Lebanon.

“Tremendous efforts have been exerted by the General Security. Within the last six years (the age of the Syrian war) we have rarely received any complaints from millions crossing the border,” Mashnouq told reporters.

Mashnouq was addressing reporters from the General Security Directorate headquarters where he visited the Directorate chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim congratulating him on the 73rd anniversary of the Intelligence Agency.

“The Directorate has proved ability to bear the burden of people of two nations,” added Mashnouq.

The Minister denounced conditions set by the Syrian government to open the international Nassib crossing.

“From the beginning of the Syrian crisis, Lebanon has opened all its crossings for the Syrian people. Syrian conditions set to open the only crossing for Lebanon do not reflect the Syrian people (will) and it should not be linked to political negotiation,” added Mashnouq.

Media reports said earlier that Syria has rejected Lebanon’s quest to open the Nassib crossing (which helps revive businesses) unless the Lebanese government asks for it officially, not through delegates.

The international crossing between Syria and Jordan is the main crossing for Syrian exports to Jordan and the GCC countries.

In April 2015, it fell under the control of Free Syrian Army and al-Nusra Front. On 6 July 2018, the Syrian army recaptured Nassib Border Crossing to the 2018 Southern Syria offensive.

Lebanon hopes the crossing will be reopened after the Russia-backed Syrian regime took control and that trade will again begin to flow to help revive its economy.

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Thumb tric.portugal 28 August 2018, 14:03

“From the beginning of the Syrian crisis, Lebanon has opened all its crossings for the Syrian people. Syrian conditions set to open the only crossing for Lebanon do not reflect the Syrian people (will) and it should not be linked to political negotiation,” added Mashnouq."
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the Mecca refugies can stay in Lebanon the time they want...Macron and Hariri want´s to build the new models of Mollembeqs in Lebanon, for integration!!! Macron is a terrorist!!!

Thumb tric.portugal 28 August 2018, 18:31

Why see who is refusing the Russian militar olan for the return of the refugies...

Thumb doodle-dude 28 August 2018, 19:36

lol lol @giga.tric

Thumb justin 28 August 2018, 16:01

I wonder if he also hailed abbas ibrahim for not stamping the passports of iranians when they visit Lebanon.

Thumb whyaskwhy 28 August 2018, 16:11

Mashnouk has the gal to hail another success? Was his last success the election another outstanding development that hailed Lebanon into the 25ft century? how about his hailed success with the garbage affair? We cannot await his next monumental success and what it would bring the average citizen. What a waste!

Thumb s.o.s 28 August 2018, 17:12

Bring Russian soldiers to protect us. I don’t trust anyone from the LAF to the ISF and of course Hizbala.

Thumb whyaskwhy 28 August 2018, 18:47

If we brought in Alexanders the Great and his army then it would only be a matter of time before some religious nut will go blow himself up at them for his God to claim martyrdom. Have we not seen that before? Besides they too will get engulfed in the local corruption and would like any other force become embroiled into the local politics.