File - Syrians arrive to be registered by the UNHCR in Arsal, northeast Lebanon. (AFP/JOSEPH EID)
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Lebanon's decision to impose entry visa requirements for Syrians is "totally unacceptable," Syrian Ambassador Ali Abdul Karim Ali said Tuesday."The decision contradicts bilateral agreements signed between Lebanon and Syria, which stipulate that any change in the treaties should be discussed between the two countries," Ali told daily Al-Akhbar, hinting that Damascus may close the border in retaliation to disrupt the transit route to the Gulf countries for Lebanese merchandise. He stressed, however, that Syria approves Lebanon's efforts to regulate and organize the presence of Syrian refugees and is ready to cooperate in that regard.
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