Bassil: Lebanon refuses violation of its airspace to strike an Arab country

Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister, Gebran Bassil, has been in contact with international officials over the most recent airstrikes against Syria. Acting US Secretary of State, John Salzen, and Minister of State for the Middle East at the UK Fore...

Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister, Gebran Bassil, has been in contact with international officials over the most recent airstrikes against Syria. Acting US Secretary of State, John Salzen, and Minister of State for the Middle East at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Alistair Burt, contacted Bassil for a discussion on the background and consequences of this strike.

In turn, Bassil confirmed the position of the Lebanese state which rejects breaching the sovereignty of an Arab state without a legitimate permission and a UN resolution.

Lebanon rejects having its airspace be violated to attack an Arab state. Lebanon also refuses the use of any chemical weapon or weapon of mass destruction by any side, especially that Israel possesses these kinds of weapons, Bassil added.

Bassil also pushed for a transparent international investigation to probe the use of chemical weapons in Syria, suggesting punishment of the entity that had carried out the act after thorough investigations.

Syria should be void of chemical weapons in accordance with international resolutions and the report of the International Agency for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Bassil added.

Source: National News Agency