Suleiman Says Some Statements on Syria Don't Reflect Lebanon Official Stance

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President Michel Suleiman on Friday warned that Lebanon can no longer cope with the burden of Syrian refugees, stressing that some statements on the Syrian crisis do not reflect the Lebanese official stance.

During a meeting with the ambassadors of the U.N. Security Council member states, Suleiman rejected "any foreign military intervention in Syria and any Lebanese intervention in the Syrian crisis."

"This stance was taken by the Lebanese government and the president is keen on implementing it in coordination with the prime minister," Suleiman added.

"The statements voiced every now and then, whichever side they may come from, do not reflect the Lebanese official stance on the Syrian crisis," he told the envoys.

The president also called on the international community to "realize the seriousness of the burden posed by the continuous influx of refugees from Syria, in a manner that the Lebanese government and people can no longer cope with.”

According to the National News Agency, the ambassadors expressed their understanding of the Lebanese stance and promised to convey it to their governments.

Syrian regime forces backed by Hizbullah fighters on Wednesday managed to seize control of the strategic town of Qusayr near the Lebanese border.

The U.N. says it has registered around 500,000 Syrian refugees, but Lebanese officials say their number has exceeded one million.

Comments 5
Thumb benzona 07 June 2013, 17:36

Traitors are everywhere, and there's a high percentage of it in the current government... With Mansour, Fneish/Raad binomial, Bassil etcetera.

We have to cope with the refugees, we just need to manage them more appropriately than it was with the filistines....

Thumb benzona 07 June 2013, 17:37

This spot is for Banimaroof.

Thumb benzona 07 June 2013, 19:46

Exactly baniadam. It's good to repeat things as half most politicians are deaf. When I read your comments I come to the conclusion that another huge demo in Beirut is needed. Another million+ people that will fear nobody.

Thumb justice 07 June 2013, 17:43

Why doesn't the Prez take a clear stance and name things as they are?? Yes, Banimaroof will articulate soon:)) Davai

Default-user-icon Ben-USA (Guest) 08 June 2013, 02:26

USA Canandian here. I have read North American history, History of the Britsh/French/Dutch and Spanish conquests. The Crusaders movements and then ME history. I see a country so devided from religion instead of the issues. My hope was with your "President" and the army. The "Pres" decided to hold back and kiss politician asses as opposed to take control of the "Army" and give hope to the LEBANESE. I do not see the "True Lebanon" standing up and saying...Enough is Enough! I do hope there are enough to convince the "Army" to take control of the "State" and its' borders. I find Sulieman a better General than I do a "Pres.". Can anyone please tell me why there is no large demostrations supporting the army to take control of the borders? I care a bout people...just not stupid people. May peace be to "Lebanon and Israel.