Report: Iran, Russia to Prevent Crisis in Syria from Spilling over into Lebanonإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Iran and Russia are holding consultations to defuse tension in Lebanon over the crisis in the neighboring country Syria.
A diplomatic source told al-Liwaa newspaper on Thursday that the two countries want to end the disputes in Lebanon between the political foes to maintain stability in it.
Lebanese parties are sharply divided over the crisis in Syria as the March 8 alliance continuously expresses its support to Syrian President Bashar Assad, while the March 14 camp voices its support for the popular revolt.
“There's no need for the Lebanese to engage in the situation in Syria as long as the international community is trying to resolve the crisis,” the source told the newspaper.
According to the source, the international community doesn't want Lebanon to immerse into a crisis caused by the escalating situation in the neighboring country.
The international community and analysts have expressed fears that the conflict in Syria may spill over into Lebanon.
Lebanon plunged in a political crisis in October after the opposition blamed the government for the assassination of Internal Security Forces Intelligence Branch chief Wissam al-Hasan, demanding the resignation of the cabinet as a condition to ending its boycott and the formation of a national salvation one.