GCC States Inform Lebanon of Names of 9 Lebanese whose Residencies Won't Be Renewed

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Lebanon has received a list containing the names of nine Lebanese citizens from different sects whose residency permits will not be renewed by Gulf countries they live in, a media report said on Tuesday.

“The foreign ministry received a list containing the names of nine Lebanese who work in Gulf countries and whose residency permits will not be renewed due to their political affiliations,” LBCI television reported.

“The list does not only contain names of individuals from the Shiite sect, as it also mentions the names of two Sunnis and three Christians,” LBCI added.

For his part, caretaker Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour told LBCI that “ties with the Gulf Cooperation Council member states are excellent,” noting that the GCC's decision to take measures against Hizbullah members is “political and will not affect the brotherly relations with these countries.”

“The Lebanese abroad do not interfere in the policies of the countries in which they work,” Mansour added, saying “more than a Lebanese party has intervened militarily in Syria and no one side should be held fully responsible.”

“The measures must be based on facts and must be balanced,” the minister added.

The Gulf Cooperation Council on Monday decided to adopt several measures against Hizbullah members in the council's member states as a response to the party's involvement in the Syrian conflict.

The council strongly condemns the party's involvement in the fighting in Syria and announced measures against Hizbullah members regarding their residency permits and their financial transactions.

Hizbullah fighters spearheaded a devastating 17-day assault on the Syrian town of Qusayr near the Lebanese border which culminated on Wednesday with its recapture from the rebels.

The party's chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah had previously justified the group's involvement in Syria by saying they were defending Lebanese-inhabited border villages inside Syria and Shiite holy sites.

But during a May 25 speech marking the 13th anniversary of Israel's military withdrawal from Lebanon, Nasrallah said the Takfiris are the “most prevailing group in the Syrian opposition,” warning against a defeat against them in the ongoing war in Syria.

He said: “If Syria falls in the hands of the Takfiris and the United States, the resistance will become under a siege and Israel will enter Lebanon. If Syria falls, the Palestinian cause will be lost.”

Comments 28
Default-user-icon فار من الجيش اللبناني (Guest) 11 June 2013, 21:43

لا يستاهلون البنانيين الخونة المنتمين إلى حزب الشيطان وحلفائهم الشريرون, السيف هو دواؤهم.

Thumb geha 11 June 2013, 22:02

and it is starting...

Thumb primesuspect 11 June 2013, 22:21

9 is nothing.... It should be 90.000

Thumb fero 11 June 2013, 22:46

This is unfair these people are innocent..How can these countries do this, those people have families to feed and support.. I pray that they can get back on there feet soon this is unfair and unjust regardless of who they support and what there sect is

Thumb fero 11 June 2013, 22:47

How can you say that man..how can you seriuosly want 90,000 lebanese people to lose there jobs and suffer. that is jst sad and i feel sorry for you

Thumb primesuspect 11 June 2013, 22:58

Let them get jobs in Iran. They'll be happier there.

Missing maroun 12 June 2013, 10:04

fero ..let the hizb feed them .

Default-user-icon Mazen (Guest) 11 June 2013, 23:06

Arab jarab, they haven't changed...

Thumb liberty 11 June 2013, 23:20

... and what are you? A Lord or British Royalty?

Thumb primesuspect 12 June 2013, 00:07


Missing m.c. 11 June 2013, 23:32

Now if this is not the most interesting politician Lebanon has ever seen, not sure who that would be. Right, wrong or indifferent, sovereign nations could make decisions effecting emigrants. Sitting behind a desk, sounding intelligent while mouthing off statements, has no bearing effects on the outcome Mr. Minister. Policies and actions that you and your affiliates take and engage yourself into, now those may have direct effects. When you engaged Lebanon in a foreign war, you knew the consequences and I am certain you did not care about the outcome. It is sad to lose jobs, but it is more sad to commit young Lebanese also to die on foreign soil, where is your outrage on that.

Default-user-icon Mazen (Guest) 12 June 2013, 00:21

Neither a lord nor British. Am Lebanese, and very proud of it. Accept lessons in democracy
And human rights from the British though. I refuse those Lessons from the Arab Jarab.

Default-user-icon Neal (Guest) 12 June 2013, 00:39

hey Bustany if you are calling your Baath party civilized then you have no idea what civility is . yes the Qatari and the Saudis and most of the Arab wold must come up to date with the rest of the civilized world but i will not make the Baath party a measuring stick to measure civility . if your Baath party is the example for civility then the rest of us must be living in another planet

Default-user-icon Lebanon (Guest) 12 June 2013, 02:24

Josh and Flamethrower, no worry men these people I'm sure can and will find jobs in Syria, since the war in syria is almost finished so there is a lot of construction, tourism ( to show the damage of the war), and defence contractor jobs. If not in Syria, Iran will supply them with jobs, oil, economy and or constuction (nuclear sights), otherwise Hezbollah will deffently in the filled of terrorizing people or martyrdom for the sake of deffending the country ( which counrty will be specified as the urge arrises). Everything is cool, just chill out and enjoy the summer with some icecream or gazoz (pepsi/coca cola) imported from Syria where Lebanese people will be working soon.

Missing taraman1 12 June 2013, 03:06

Claiming that we have excellent relations with GCC countries equates putting our heads in the sand and pretending that everything is hunky dory when the country is falling apart. Claiming that we do not need GCC countries is denying the fact that Lebanon survives on remittances sent home by hundreds of thousands of Lebanese living abroad, most of them in GCC countries. People stating that we do not need GCC countries to survive have not been downtown recently and taken a walk around empty streets, closed restaurants and abandoned storefronts.

Default-user-icon Tonight is fun (Guest) 12 June 2013, 07:44


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Default-user-icon Osama (Guest) 12 June 2013, 07:57

F.T, then the democracy is with the Iranian rebel guards and Sraya hezb l lah, who killed an unarmed protestor infront of the Iranian embassy in beirut... Correct... !!!!!! so twisted..

Missing phillipo 12 June 2013, 09:24

Once again "Lebanese citizens from different sects".
Isn't it about time you grew up and realised that there are Lebanese, Lebanese and more Lebanese.
Forget the "sect" problem and you'll see just how quickly Lebanon advances in all fields.

Thumb jcamerican 12 June 2013, 09:35

Where do you think they will be going this summer to enjoy themselves? Europe where they are loved or the USA? They have no place but Lebanon.

Missing samiam 12 June 2013, 10:26

you realize that syria is a sunni country too

get back to your indoctrination lessons and demand better.

Missing samiam 12 June 2013, 13:19

actually, it is the iranian regime and hizb iran which remind us that the ruling party is shia (remember the defending lebanese populated shia towns nonsense). different sides of the same coin and both sides are at least equally to blame.

Thumb shab 12 June 2013, 16:22

For once I almost agree with Flamethrower. And it's not only M14 whom are secterian.

Default-user-icon democracy (Guest) 12 June 2013, 10:45

perfect answer min-canada. who wants to invest in this failed state? of course it has failed because of m14, right?

FT, is may 8 2008 a show of ur understanding of democracy? lollll

Missing peace 12 June 2013, 11:26

ok let us kick GCC countries out of lebanon then what?
which party wants to develop lebanese agriculture? hezbi have the ministry what have they done to reform agriculture?
industry? which party has been talking of making a real industrial tissue in lebanon?
technology? lebanese are bright in that field but no opportunity here so they emigrate...
services? you want to kick out GCC who are the main tourists with money here.
so come on, elect proper politicians, go and demonstrate and ask for a stable country so economy can thrive... would hezbis let you? no, because a thriving economy means less extremism as hezbis feed on poverty and blaming israel for it...
when a country gets rich they have no need for extremist parties, or at least they have no influence... hezbis will never let that happen...

Default-user-icon PostMy Comment (Guest) 12 June 2013, 13:53

Even Tho Naharnet never post my comment in here but I will still try.
To "F"LameMouthBlower... I know You are a loner who has nothing to do in life but find attention by posting useless comments like You on websites and look on how ppl will be replying You back. But Just Let me give You a slight idea about how things are. US is against The hizz and his business. Europe is Against the his... The Arab nations are against the Hizz. African countries are against the hizz... Basically the whole world is against the hizz except the Monkey najad, the Monkey bashar and your look alike monkeys in Lebanon. Give us a favor and stfu since You wanna be against the whole world MR. Muscular Guy

Default-user-icon Maxx (Guest) 12 June 2013, 18:02

Mansour's reaction upon receiving the list: *Phones Assad* "Eh, boss, what should I do?"

Missing peace 12 June 2013, 20:26

funny! lol!