Washington Asks Lebanon to Impede Syrians Voting from Lebanon in Syria Elections

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The U.S. government conveyed a clear message to the Lebanese government asking it not to facilitate the voting process of thousands of Syrians living in Lebanese territories in the Syrian elections slated next month, a U.S. diplomat told As Safir daily on Tuesday on condition of anonymity.

“Lebanon's interior minister is required not to issue any supportive statement on behalf of the Lebanese government backing the elections, which comes in commitment to the Baabda Declaration and the dissociation policy adopted by the cabinet since the mandate of PM Najib Miqati,” the source said.

The United States looks at the Syrian elections as a “kind of farce” (as it comes during Syria's 3-year-old civil war), said the diplomat and asked “how can these elections take place exclusively in areas controlled by the Syrian regime?”

The diplomat stressed that the international community will not recognize the elections outcome.

Syria's Supreme Constitutional Court named Syrian President Bashar Assad and two others candidates in the coming June presidential elections.

Assad, who is seeking a third seven-year term, will face Hassan bin Abdullah al-Nouri, a 54-year-old lawmaker from Damascus, and 43-year-old Maher Abdul-Hafiz Hajjar, a lawmaker from the northern city of Aleppo.

The number of refugees who have fled Syria and registered in Lebanon has exceeded 1 million according to U.N. reports.



Comments 16
Missing _karim 06 May 2014, 10:18

If Lebanon is supposed to impede the votes for the Syrian Presidency, then it should also impede the votes for the Saudi Presidency.

Oh wait.

Thumb EagleDawn 06 May 2014, 11:10

pure filth

Thumb EagleDawn 06 May 2014, 13:27

no you are

Thumb Mystic 06 May 2014, 15:52

U.S double standards once again, it is apparently okay, to commit terrorism, cut heads off innocent people, but to hold peaceful elections, are "kind of farce." To hell with America and all those behind them.

Thumb ado.australia 06 May 2014, 10:54

Didn't Abraham Lincoln win the presidential vote during the American civil war?

The Lebanese interior ministry is not "required" to listen to your directions.

Thumb EagleDawn 06 May 2014, 11:08

you said you never posted simultaneously as mowaten and crusher? Here read your own posts mr. fake! Are you not ashamed of lying?


and in the same thread you write: "and yes i think this is why we see new usernames popping out constantly and disappearing after only a few days/weeks.
they throw so much random BS that they can't keep any credibility for longer than that"

Thumb ex-fpm 06 May 2014, 11:22

idiocy knows no limits. So Abraham Lincoln and your Bashar Assad are similar! The American Civil War followed the 1860 elections of Abraham Lincoln and not vice versa.

Thumb ado.australia 06 May 2014, 11:45

Indeed... The re election of Abraham Lincoln occurred in 1864. He won in a landslide but all the southern confederate states did not vote.

Thumb ex-fpm 06 May 2014, 11:24

and you would know about "fake" votes mowaten, yes?

Thumb ado.australia 06 May 2014, 11:56

Or the peaceful Iraqi elections in 2005 and 2010 held by the US.

Thumb EagleDawn 06 May 2014, 13:31

here comes his twin. Let me see, so your story from yesterday was you told everybody you were posting as crusher, then you said but you never posted simultaneously crusher/mowaten, then when you are presented with a thread in which you were posting as both along with your other alias the roar, now you say it is a joke. You really believe people are fooled by you? a sectarian loser tfeh

Thumb ex-fpm 06 May 2014, 13:49

@eagle, don't waste your time with this POS. WE all know his origins, roots, and orientation.

Thumb -phoenix1 06 May 2014, 16:14

I know one thing and one thing only, Syria will always remain a curse for us Lebanese. If it's the Al Assads that rule, we Lebanese have a bill to pay, and if it's those they oppose, we also have a bill to pay. My biggest blame goes to Amin Gemayel for abrogating the peace deal we had with Israel in 1983, as he called it, for the sake of Lebanon remaining with the Arab camp, well, so much for it. Many of them Arabs have got their peace deal with Israel, but we no longer have peace with anyone anymore, not even with ourselves.

Thumb lebanon_first 06 May 2014, 16:48

before sissy obama gives advice, let him take the leadership role that incumbs "the world greatest nation"

Missing peace 06 May 2014, 18:30

funny how those brave little assad supporters criticize the US democracy while cheering the assad dictatorship and the farce of elections they are going to hold...

we see what kind of society they dream of...and the double standards they apply to support a regime that harmed Lebanon and still is bombing it on daily basis calling it friendly fire and brotherly love!... oh! wait they thank the syrians for that, i forgot their loyalty to bashar is much higher than it is to Lebanon....

Default-user-icon maymoon (Guest) 07 May 2014, 10:46

Rather (both US & local Khomeinist agents) prevent Shia Lebanon-based mercenaries from slaughtering Lebanese/Syrian civilians.