Prime Minister Tammam Salam arrives at the presidential palace in Baabda, Sunday, March 30, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Prime Minister Tammam Salam said Tuesday that the dispute over Hezbollah's arms is tied to the role of the state in decisions of war and peace, adding that Lebanese intervention in Syria should stop.In an interview with Sky News Arabia, Salam also said that the influx of Syrian refugees into Lebanon should end, but that such a step required political consensus. Speaking on Hezbollah's intervention in Syria, Salam reiterated that all forms of intervention in Syrian affairs should stop "in order to achieve disassociation, which can lessen the repercussions of the conflict on Lebanon".He also spoke about the overwhelming number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, which has reached over one million. Salam said third of Lebanon's population was made up of refugees. Salam played down foreign influence in Lebanon's presidential election, and expressed hope that Wednesday's session would see the election of a new president.
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