Bassil Meets Syrian Ambassador, Discuss UNRWA File

إقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية W460

Caretaker Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil has met on Monday with Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Abdul Karim Ali, the State-run National News Agency reported.

The two men discussed the latest developments after a U.S. decision to halt funding for the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA.

Bassil had on Sunday blasted the U.S. decision, stressing that Lebanon will not accept “naturalization or partitioning.”

Washington, which until last year was by far the biggest contributor to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), said Friday it would no longer fund the "irredeemably flawed operation".

Some 450,000 refugees are registered with UNRWA in Lebanon, with many living in the country’s 12 refugee camps.

Palestine refugees represent an estimated ten per cent of the population of Lebanon.

The ongoing conflict in Syria has forced many Palestine refugees from that country, including men, women and children, to flee to Lebanon in search of safety.

Comments 10
Thumb marcus 03 September 2018, 14:36

Knowing how powerful Bassil is he must have asked his Syrian handler to foot the bill for the Palestinian refugees.

Thumb _citizen_ 03 September 2018, 15:01

'patriotic' to Bani Majus

Thumb justin 03 September 2018, 15:10

يغادر وزير الصناعة في حكومة تصريف الاعمال حسين الحاج حسن بعد ظهر غد إلى دمشق، تلبية لدعوة وزير الاقتصاد والتجارة الخارجية محمد سامر خليل

Thumb justice 03 September 2018, 15:32

If I had but one bullet and were faced by both an enemy and a traitor like 'patriotic', I would let the 'patriotic' traitor have it.

Thumb s.o.s 03 September 2018, 15:36

Blablabla.... potatotriotic,

Thumb beatryce 03 September 2018, 15:41

où est mon Jaafar aujourd'hui?

Thumb s.o.s 03 September 2018, 16:52

À l’école, il a mis son tablier pour rentrer en 7eme . Il est le seul enfant moustachu de la classe....

Thumb whyaskwhy 03 September 2018, 16:13

You mean Iranian interest that will liberate Palestine through the killing of thousands of Syrians and Lebanese ya Hussain?

Thumb doodle-dude 03 September 2018, 16:49

lol @scumtiotic

Thumb justin 03 September 2018, 17:58

southern, I did not know you read saudi owned newspapers??