“I think a lot of these people are security people that respect authority and hierarchy, irrespective of gender,” Hassan said. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Interior Minister Raya El Hassan said Thursday that Lebanon was following up on any threats posed to the country's security after reports highlighted renewed risks from militants looking to enter Lebanon from Syria.Hassan said that no matters related to the country's security situation were being taken lightly.Lebanon's security agencies were exchanging security-related information, she added.Since taking control of the ministry two months ago, Hassan has identified a number of priorities, with security among the highest.While Hassan praised the agencies' cooperation, she also acknowledged the potential for competition.Hassan, who belongs to the Future Movement, is the first woman to head the ministry.During the interview, Hassan said her ministry was assessing the resources available at the agencies falling under the ministry's jurisdiction and identifying gaps.
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