Arslan on Refugee Return: Problem in Lebanon, Not in Syria


Lebanese Democratic Party leader MP Talal Arslan on Tuesday commented on the delay in returning Syrian refugees to their country, noting that the “problem is not in Syria but rather in Lebanon.”

“Under the sponsorship of President Michel Aoun, we are convinced of the importance of resolving the Syrian refugee crisis in a manner befitting of refugees as well as of Lebanese residents,” Arslan said at a press conference.

“With all due honesty I say that the problem is not in Syria but rather in Lebanon,” Arslan added, suggesting that Lebanese parties are obstructing the repatriation.

State Minister for Refugee Affairs Saleh al-Gharib is a member of Arslan's party.

Lebanon, a country of some four million people, hosts between 1.5 and two million Syrians on its soil after they fled the eight-year civil war next door.

Nearly a million of these are registered as refugees with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

Comments 9
Thumb janoubi 25 June 2019, 14:37

Yes of course, the Lebanese want the Syrian refugees to stay. What a bunch of BS!

Missing 25 June 2019, 18:01

He is another mouthpiece of the Syrian regime who continues to betray his country and hoping that a resurgent Syrian regime will boost his status in the political system in Lebanon.

Thumb whyaskwhy 26 June 2019, 16:02

Hes just a Syrian stooge on the count of one to ten he rates as an 11 for being a Syrian boot licker no one takes him seriously but his chauffeur....

Thumb justin 28 June 2019, 09:15

who happens to be his lover as well.

Missing rabiosa 25 June 2019, 16:57

To think that I went to the same school as Mr. Arslan back in the day, is too good to be true. Never thought he'd turned out to be like this and become part of the Axis of Resistance.

Thumb s.o.s 25 June 2019, 18:06

T’es content de sortir ta crasse quotidienne ?

Thumb beatryce 25 June 2019, 18:45

"Rien ne va plus".....c'est ça! J'appelle sayyed hassan maintenant!

Thumb s.o.s 25 June 2019, 20:32

Mon Dieu mais quel âge as-tu ? Mon neveu de 5 ans est plus mature que toi.

Thumb blablablablabla 27 June 2019, 14:56

still not comparable à la logorrhée que tu nous sers chaque jour depuis des années