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Interior Minister says situation in Lebanon stable, airport not under Hezbollah hegemony

Minister of Interior and Municipalities, Rayya Hassan, lauded Saudi Arabia’s decision to cancel its warning to travel to Lebanon and to lift the travel ban on it, stressing that the situation in the country is stable and composed.

“There is no security danger whatsoever on foreign tourists and citizens, despite our tension-swept neighborhood,” Hassan told the Saudi daily “Okaz.”

“Thanks to the advancement and professionalism of the security apparatuses, they are now capable of conducting preemptive operations to uproot terrorism,” she said.

Moreover, Hassan revealed that the security apparatuses had taken up a series of new and modern security measures, in addition to enlargements inside the Beirut airport to reduce crowdedness and facilitate travel during the summer.

She also indicated that a hotline had been established to receive the complaints and questions of tourists, in coordination with the Ministry of Tourism.

Furthermore, Hassan maintained that Beirut airport was not under the hegemony of Hezbollah. “Claims about Hezbollah’s hegemony over the airport are untrue.”

“Hezbollah is an integral part of the social fabric in Lebanon, and it participates in the elections and enjoys representation inside the Parliament and the government,” she said.

“The Prime Minister was clear when he asked to put aside the strategic disagreement about weapons until it is time to discuss this issue within the so-called defense strategy,” she added.

“PM Saad Hariri is currently working on connecting all political sides,” she underlined.

“The presence of illegitimate weapons at home is a situation that must not last,” she said.

“We do realize this thing as it causes concerns among many Lebanese categories; but tackling this affair must take place within a regional context,” she explained.

Hassan went on to say that the major problem in Lebanon today was the Syrian dossier and refugees.

On a different note, the Minister maintained that there was no foreign interference in the formation of the Lebanese government.

“Each of the Lebanese political parties has a certain regional agenda, but there was no direct meddling by external sides,” she said.

Lastly, Hassan underlined that the purpose of the Ministry of Interior was to enforce the laws and to serve citizens.

Source: National News Agency

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Interior Minister says situation in Lebanon stable, airport not under Hezbollah hegemony

Minister of Interior and Municipalities, Rayya Hassan, lauded Saudi Arabia’s decision to cancel its warning to travel to Lebanon and to lift the travel ban on it, stressing that the situation in the country is stable and composed.

“There is no security danger whatsoever on foreign tourists and citizens, despite our tension-swept neighborhood,” Hassan told the Saudi daily “Okaz.”

“Thanks to the advancement and professionalism of the security apparatuses, they are now capable of conducting preemptive operations to uproot terrorism,” she said.

Moreover, Hassan revealed that the security apparatuses had taken up a series of new and modern security measures, in addition to enlargements inside the Beirut airport to reduce crowdedness and facilitate travel during the summer.

She also indicated that a hotline had been established to receive the complaints and questions of tourists, in coordination with the Ministry of Tourism.

Furthermore, Hassan maintained that Beirut airport was not under the hegemony of Hezbollah. “Claims about Hezbollah’s hegemony over the airport are untrue.”

“Hezbollah is an integral part of the social fabric in Lebanon, and it participates in the elections and enjoys representation inside the Parliament and the government,” she said.

“The Prime Minister was clear when he asked to put aside the strategic disagreement about weapons until it is time to discuss this issue within the so-called defense strategy,” she added.

“PM Saad Hariri is currently working on connecting all political sides,” she underlined.

“The presence of illegitimate weapons at home is a situation that must not last,” she said.

“We do realize this thing as it causes concerns among many Lebanese categories; but tackling this affair must take place within a regional context,” she explained.

Hassan went on to say that the major problem in Lebanon today was the Syrian dossier and refugees.

On a different note, the Minister maintained that there was no foreign interference in the formation of the Lebanese government.

“Each of the Lebanese political parties has a certain regional agenda, but there was no direct meddling by external sides,” she said.

Lastly, Hassan underlined that the purpose of the Ministry of Interior was to enforce the laws and to serve citizens.

Source: National News Agency

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Minister of Interior and Municipalities, Rayya Hassan, lauded Saudi Arabia's decision to cancel its warning to travel to Lebanon and to lift the travel ban on it, stressing that the situation in the country is stable and composed.'There is no security danger whatsoever on foreign tourists and citizens, despite...

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