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Machnouk dismisses ISIS threat to ArmyInterior Minister Nouhad Machnouk dismissed a threat by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) to kill a captive Lebanese soldier if Lebanese authorities failed to meet the group's demands to release Islamist prisoners and respect the rights of Syrian refugees. In a statement attributed to ISIS, the group threatened to kill a Lebanese soldier if Lebanese authorities failed to meet its demands in 24 hours.The group also allegedly warned to kill one soldier every three days starting Aug. 26, when the statement was issued. Well-informed diplomatic sources in Jeddah told As-Safir that Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian held a "very positive" meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal in Riyadh Tuesday.
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