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Syria PM says Lebanon partly to blame for Syrian crisis
Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi talks to media in Damascus April 29, 2013, in this handout photograph distributed by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout
Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi talks to media in Damascus April 29, 2013, in this handout photograph distributed by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout
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BEIRUT: The Lebanese government is partly to blame for the crisis in neighboring Syria, Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi said in remarks published Saturday.

“The Lebanese government has interfered in Syrian internal affairs ... there is a part of what Syria went through that the Lebanese government’s policy is to blame for,” Halqi told Al-Akhbar daily.

Halqi said the Lebanese government had not abided by its own self-disassociation policy and accused it of facilitating the infiltration of arms and militants into Syria.

He said that Hezbollah, Syria’s primary ally in Lebanon, helped regain control of the situation along the border of the two countries and end infiltration.

“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-Qusair,” 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’s government has adopted a disassociation policy from developments in the region, primarily Syria. However, events in its neighbor have heightened differences between political rivals.

Hezbollah, which is backing the Assad government politically and militarily, has been critical of the government’s disassociation policy.

 
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