Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil attends the opening session of the Arab League Foreign Ministers' meeting in Kuwait City on March 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO/YASSER AL-ZAYYAT
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Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said Sunday that he is against the establishment of formal camps for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and that Hezbollah's involvement in Syria saved Lebanon from terrorism.While the UN suggests such establishments should be set inside Lebanese territories, Lebanon argues that the settlements should be located at the border area inside Syria or in safe Syrian territories.There are over a million Syrian refugees in Lebanon registered with the United Nations Higher Commission for Refugees, while the actual number of Syrians in the country is estimated at much more. Bassil also said that the involvement of Hezbollah in battles in Syria was partly "beneficent" because it protected the country from terrorism.
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