Syrian PM: Hezbollah helped securing Lebanon-Syria borders

Syrian PM: Hezbollah helped securing Lebanon-Syria borders
Sat Dec 21, 2013 15:15:42

Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi says the Lebanese government is partly to blame for the crisis in Syria.

In remarks published by Al-Akhbar daily, Halqi said the Lebanese government had not abided by its own self-disassociation policy for facilitating the infiltration of arms and militants into Syria.

“The Lebanese government has interfered in Syrian internal affairs,” Halqi said.

He said that Hezbollah was the one that helped regain control of the situation along the border of the two countries and ended infiltrations.

“Terrorist activity would still be ongoing had it not been for Hezbollah’s presence on either side of the Lebanese-Syrian border, especially Syria's Al-Qusayr,” he said.

The official said that contacts between the Syrian and Lebanese governments are nonexistent.

“There has been no contact with the Lebanese government ever since I became prime minster, except for the [contact] with the foreign ministry,” he said.

Lebanon borders have been main supply routes for foreign-backed militants to enter more forces and arms to Syria.

Nearly all the supply routes to the terrorist al-Nusra Front militants were cut following Syrian army’s successful operation in retaking Qusayr from terrorist occupiers in June.


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