File - Caretaker Energy Minister Gebran Bassil speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Foreign Affairs Minister Gebran Bassil Sunday affirmed Lebanon's right to a resistance against Israeli aggression and occupation, warning that the country is in danger of becoming a conduit for jihadists worldwide as it faces the worst refugee crisis in modern times.Speaking at an Arab League summit in Cairo, Bassil appealed to Arab states to help Lebanon with the overwhelming number of Syrian refugees on its soil, and to assist the country combat terrorism by funding the Lebanese Army. Bassil spoke extensively about the refugee crisis in Lebanon, asking Arab countries to share the burden of sheltering refugees."Lebanon is screaming in pain, for God's sake respond to it so that it does not have to send any refugee back," he said.He also said Lebanon would adopt a policy of "active diplomacy" to cooperate with Arab countries in the face of dangers.
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