From left, Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil and Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk attend the ministerial committee meeting at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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A plan to rescue an east Lebanon village that has been cut off from the rest of the country by Syrian troops will go into effect Tuesday, Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said, defending his cooperation with Hezbollah over the issue.Machnouk said that if the plan does not work, he would take the case to the Cabinet and file a complaint to the United Nations Security Council over the besieged village.On Saturday, Machnouk held a meeting with officials, including Hezbollah's top security official Wafik Safa, to resolve the village's situation by securing passage for the residents into the Bekaa Valley.
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