Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk speaks during a press conference in Sidon, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk promised in comments published Tuesday to resolve the cases of Saudi detainees in Lebanon.The minister was referring to Islamist prisoners arrested for alleged involvement in the Nahr al-Bared clashes of 2007 between the Lebanese Army and Fatah al-Islam.Machnouk said that the file of the Saudi detainees was separated from those of other nationalities with the help of the Judicial Council and that the authorities were working on finalizing their trials as soon as possible.The minister added that the Saudi Kingdom could then follow up on implementing the sentences against them.Machnouk also slammed Hezbollah's arms and said efforts should focus on preventing the use of such weapons for political purposes.
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