Ibrahim Tests Positive for Covid-19 in U.S., Cancels Paris Talks


General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim has tested positive for coronavirus while in the U.S. capital Washington, the Lebanese security agency said on Monday.

A statement issued by General Security said Ibrahim was tested prior to his scheduled departure of Washington.

“He will have to delay his return to Beirut and cancel his meetings that had been scheduled to be held in the French capital,” General Security added.

“There has been communication with him and he is in a good health condition,” the security agency said.

According to MTV, Ibrahim had been scheduled to arrive Sunday in Paris.

While in Washington, Ibrahim met top security officials and others from the Trump administration during a several-day visit.

“Ibrahim will visit the Elysee, the palace of the French presidency, where he will hold a meeting with members of President Emmanuel Macron’s team that is in charge of the Lebanese file,” MTV reported Sunday.

“He will also meet with the Director of the General Directorate for External Security, Bernard Émié, who is also following up on the Lebanese file,” the TV network added, noting that Ibrahim would also meet with the head of France’s domestic intelligence agency to discuss security files.

Pro-Hizbullah journalist Salem Zahran meanwhile tweeted Sunday that Ibrahim would return to Lebanon before Thursday’s binding parliamentary consultations to name a new PM, carrying the “code” of the coming period.

“Prior to Washington and Paris, there was a low-profile visit to Baghdad, in which the first letters of a major economic agreement were drawn,” Zahran said.

If the said agreement materializes, “it will save the treasury billions of dollars in expenditure,” Zahran added.

Comments 4
Thumb ansarullah 19 October 2020, 22:26

God bless General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Hussain Ibrahim for foiling the American plot to inject him with the Zionist manufactured virus. The plot will be foiled through our Sayyid and Marja' Ali Hosseini Khamenei

Shia Shia Shia !!!

Missing un520 19 October 2020, 22:31

Brought it with him from Lebanon, most likely. the incubation can be between 6 and 14 days.

Missing samiam 20 October 2020, 06:02

He was in Iraq before that and likely he got it from there--numbers there are greatly underreported.

Thumb thepatriot 20 October 2020, 12:07

Incubation is now believed to be 3-6 days.