Mansour from Geneva: Terrorism, not Hizbullah, Cause of Syria's Turmoil

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Caretaker Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour stressed on Wednesday that Hizbullah's interference in Syria is not the problem, pointing out that the region's upheaval is cause by the presence of terrorist ideologies.

"Those claiming that what is happening in Syria is a result of Hizbullah's involvement in the war want to divert attention from the fact that there are foreign terrorist groups in the region,” Mansour said during his participation at the Syria peace talks in Switzerland's Geneva.

“The region has become a battle field with terrorists' presence and Lebanon was not excluded from it,” he added.

Mansour noted that these recent regional challenges affected Lebanon's security.

“And this is clear in the dominance of terrorist and Takfiri ideologies that never had presence before in the region. Lebanon did not survive these destructive ideologies and organizations and a series of explosions targeted more that one area in the country,” the caretaker FM said.

He remarked that by adopting a dissociation police, Lebanon wanted to avoid getting involved in the Syrian conflict.

He elaborated: “We knew interfering in Syrian affairs would drag the country into a dark phase and lead to destruction and chaos in the country. Unfortunately, this is what happened and the world is counting the number of victims and the number of foreign fighters sent to Syria.”

Mansour also talked about the influx of refugees from the neighboring war-torn country.

“Another challenge Lebanon is suffering from is the influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees whose number mounted to a one quarter of the country's population,” he stated, calling on the international community to “become aware of the difficult situation the country is going through.”

“This is a small country that is carrying a huge burden,” he remarked.

He considered that the Geneva summit is a chance to find a solution to the Syrian crisis.

“And we believe that there are no alternatives to it,” he said.

Mansour called for the reconstruction of Syria, explaining that it will protect regional and international peace.

“And we call for this summit to be a path towards national reconciliation and dialogue between different Syrian groups. We are looking forward to Syrian people's wisdom and constructive dialogue will get Syria out of its crisis, which will ensure attaining the much needed peace.”

“Only the Syrian people decide on the future of their country, without any foreign interference,” he insisted.

The the U.N.-led peace talks kicked off on Wednesday morning in the Swiss city of Montreux to try to find a solution to end the Syrian war, with the participation of delegations representing the regime and the opposition in Syria.

SourceNaharnet
Comments 58
Thumb proudm14. over 5 years

dirty traitor

Thumb _mowaten_ over 5 years

"Backward, close-minded people commenting on the person or against a person not his ideas"

Thumb proudm14. over 5 years

My favorite part is this:

"“Only the Syrian people decide on the future of their country, without any foreign interference,” he insisted."

man if there ever was a group more intellectually dishonest than M8

Thumb _mowaten_ over 5 years

HA is not influencing the syrian people's decision, they're defending lebanon and taking out the pests that are lurking on the border before they lay eggs

Thumb ice-man over 5 years

yes it is.

Thumb ice-man over 5 years

Please, confirm samy?

Thumb Marc over 5 years

This guy does not represent my views and m my opinion as a Lebanese Citizen

Thumb ex-fpm over 5 years

I don't think he ever claimed he represents you, me, or the lebanese people.

Missing bigjohn over 5 years

Marc..the government represent a coalition of M8 and "centrist" parties. It NEVER claimed to represent the m14 minority. Mansour is from Amal that has been since its beginning in 1974 the most pro-Syrian party.

Thumb thepatriot over 5 years

Yes... but he's the Minister of Foreign Affairs... He is kind of our Ambassador... and many of us feel ashamed about that...

Thumb ex-fpm over 5 years

How shameful! What audacity to sit in front of the international community and acknowledge as a foreign minister that a lebanese militia is fighting in Syria thus making the Lebanese nation as a whole look like a fool.

Thumb galaxy over 5 years

Shameful indeed. I am speechless.......

Thumb ice-man over 5 years

oh, ok.... holler should you need any help.

Thumb ice-man over 5 years

@samy, I wholeheartedly agree with you.

Thumb ice-man over 5 years

@Southern: Please, refrain from insulting your fellow posters by insinuating they are couples, etc etc. We come here to learn of the news, events, and to grow. I don't expect to be insulted for simply expressing my opinion!

Thumb _mowaten_ over 5 years

wow, i can't believe samy's account hasnt been deleted. this must be the tenth time he uses this kind of language.

Thumb _mowaten_ over 5 years

notice all the dead are fighters. unlike nusra, HA men dont go after kids women and civilians.
hope you learnt the lesson, if not, i'm sure more courses can be arranged.

Thumb ice-man over 5 years

@samy, i agree on both counts.

Missing imagine_1979 over 5 years

HA man has nothing to do in syria but they hv chosen to go anyway...
Someday this all mess will be over and it will be payback time, saddely but unevitably...
And guys don't go crasy and shit over mansour, this guy represent the syrian regime (as does a lot of march 8 components, baath, kawmeh, ahmad minkara, hezbos..) and all the world know this, so just chill and watch the movie....

Thumb ice-man over 5 years

have some shame! I told you never ever ever to use my gems without my express consent. Alas:((((

Missing imagine_1979 over 5 years

Indeed, but u know southern south lebanon army had the lebanese nationality (and most were lebanese soldiers) but they chose to give they allegence to israel, as mansour and co. to syria/iran, traitors and will be treated as such.. Like we kicked the south lebanon army ass the time of hezbos/mansour and co will come...
But plus one for ur participation southern...bravo

Thumb ice-man over 5 years

@samy, please confirm you were referring to Flamethrower?

Thumb ice-man over 5 years

Why you always attacking me? wishing me harm? wanting to get me banned? why? what did I do to deserve this resentment and anger?

Thumb ice-man over 5 years

Cool.... that settles it then. Over and Out:)

Missing peace over 5 years

wahahaha! always funny to read the clown mansour's comments!

Thumb ice-man over 5 years

@Southern: Please, keep your nose outta people's private lives!!!

Default-user-icon trueself (Guest) over 5 years

Could you save us the hassle and not show us his picture because I have just eaten and don't want to puke. It's really a shame to have him as a minister.

Thumb _mowaten_ over 5 years

dont care anymore. now it's eradication time.

Thumb ice-man over 5 years

jcamerican is one of them!

Thumb _mowaten_ over 5 years

ROFL FT, nice one :)

Thumb _mowaten_ over 5 years

what's up geha? not here to cheer anymore? i thought you believed in vengeance and all that.

werent you saying that because nusra came to fight in lebanon, they brought this upon themselves? i'm sure it was you, or something similar.

Thumb geha over 5 years

people like mowaten deserve what is coming to them :) enjoy :)

Default-user-icon simon (Guest) over 5 years

I can't believe a goverment spokesman supports a militia... This is very damaging to Lebanon. Forget it. Give Hizbullah the power so they can rule the country and integrate their militia within the army. Then maybe we can live in Peace.

No other choice.

Thumb ice-man over 5 years

I am going back home to southern california in a few weeks. I will report him too.

Thumb liberty over 5 years

I am in South Beach, Miami Florida, ice-man. Went to UM University of Miami. Do you ever visit Florida?

Thumb ice-man over 5 years

Also tigertony54

Thumb _mowaten_ over 5 years

dont forget to report yourself for being a takfiri supporter :)

Thumb ice-man over 5 years

@southern: If as you say it is up to the Syrian people, then why your terrorist hizb is fighting in Syria?

Thumb _mowaten_ over 5 years

they will do anything and everything they can, until they are eliminated, which really leaves only one option.

Default-user-icon Jack (Guest) over 5 years

can somebody blow this guy up already?

Thumb beiruti over 5 years

Mom sour obscures the point. Who says that Hezbollah started the turmoil in Syria? No one. Hezbollah is a participant in the turmoil in Syria, and it's participation in Syria caused the turmoil in Lebanon. Mansour, get your countries right!

Missing bigjohn over 5 years

HA is not the ONLY foreign participant in Syria. Tell the KSA to stop arming the foreign Takfiris who are several times more in numbers than HA.

Thumb primesuspect over 5 years

Mansour from Geneva: Terrorism, not Hizbullah, Cause of Syria's Turmoil

well yes, Hizballah is a worldwide terrorist organisation. Hizballa=Terrorism

Missing bigjohn over 5 years

Now you sound like Israel and its supporters and collaborators. It is better if you just mindlessly swear.

Thumb ice-man over 5 years

@mckinl: No, it is an inquiry and does not even qualify.

Missing bigjohn over 5 years

ALL FOREIGN FIGHTERS must leave Syria not just HA. It does not matter who you think is worst in Syria the lousy Syrian regime or the mostly Wahabi Takfiri armed opposition. .

Thumb liberty over 5 years

you forgot to include yourself lunatic and your disgusting "game" aliases!

Thumb liberty over 5 years

It is not unusual for you southern to make completely stupid remarks. HA according to you is at the border. Do you have one grain of brains to even utter these words. The lebanese border is inside Damascus, Aleppo, Homs, Qalamoun, Idlib. Just shame on whoever brought you into existence.

Missing canadianadam over 5 years

First off, Naharnet please ban the comments above about Sharia law being equivalent to eating hearts. That is simply prejudice, not just sectarian.

Second, how can this guy be allowed to speak as a foreign minister? Isn't a foreign minister or any minister accountable to a civilian government or in this case a representative of the president or prime minister? Neither of them support a militias illegal occupation... That's the problem with this resistance equation, they don't realize the merit in being the representative and being responsible to a civilian led government from their own country.

Thumb liberty over 5 years

scum has a distinct foul smell.

Thumb _mowaten_ over 5 years

you must know, you live in it.

Missing cedars over 5 years

This guy is a waste, can't wait until he is gone the useless idiot minister. What has he done to the state? After his tens of trips to Libya has he resolved Sader mystery, No.
Does he ever speak to anyone except the Syrian ambassador in Lebanon, why did he not travel to Saudi Arabia as foreign minister to receive the 3 billion if he represent/ the state and not the Syrians in Lebanon? Did we get car bombs and mosques blown up in Lebanon before Hizbollah entered Syria and freed Qusayr as claimed?
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, you learned that in physics 101 mr minister if you ever went to school. Continuing to carry arms outside the statehood post the war will invite fanatics, encourage other political opponents to reclaim their arms again. Wake up and smell the coffee as you are wasting my tax money.

Default-user-icon truuuth (Guest) over 5 years

seems fake to you FT. dont fool yourself, you FPM'ers have recently learned from your venerable achraf el nas allies never to pay ANYTHING to the government. But the rest of us christians and sunnis pay customs, tax on profit, tax on inheritance and so on...
Since the creation of VAT in 2003, all phones are "tehrib" in Lebanon because your filthy militia gets them from abroad and dont pay customs or VAT, let alone taxes on profit. The real distributors (samsung, nokia, ericsson) have closed shops after having a higher cost than retailers in dahye. All the agents were christians. no money leads to emigration, worst thing for christians that ever happened is FPM

Thumb eli-g over 5 years

what does pro Syrian minister means? Does it mean he is LEBANESE but is loyal to Syria? I am confused..

Thumb _mowaten_ over 5 years

it means he has normal relations with our neighbor. for m14 minds, if you're not a saudi-slave you get called pro-syrian.

Thumb thepatriot over 5 years

yeah... thanx Mansour for defending the Assad Regime and Iran... but in no case Lebanon. This guy spent too much time in Iran where he used to be an Ambassador...

Thumb thepatriot over 5 years

That means he should have been born a few kilometers more to the East.
You can also call that a casting error!

Default-user-icon أراميس (Guest) over 5 years

In line with this person's (mansour) blablabla :
من يدعي أن مشكلة سوريا هي وجود إرهاب يصرف نظره عن غزوة حزب الله لها من الأراضي اللبنانية.