News Syria: Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs


Lebanese FM: Crisis in Syria Necessitates Contribution of All for Solution

Feb 19, 2013

BEIRUT, (SANA) - Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Adnan Mansour, stressed on Tuesday that what is going on in Syria necessitates that all contribute to finding a political solution to the crisis.

Mansour clarified in a statement prior to leaving Moscow for participating in a meeting for the Russian-Arab Forum that he is going to meet with the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, adding that the two sides are to tackle the current situation in the Middle East, the Arab region and particularly Syria with the aim of finding a solution to problems facing it.

The Lebanese Minister noted that the Forum is meant to lay the foundations of the prospective relations between Russia and the Arab countries.

R. Milhem / H. Said



Libanon respecting the agreements signed with Syria


Mansour: Syria Fortified from the Inside and any Opposition Resorting to Arms Does Not Seek Reform

Aug 23, 2012

BEIRUT, (SANA)- Lebanese Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Adnan Mansour, stressed that Syria is fortified from the inside, "otherwise there would have been a disaster," highlighting the Syrians' awareness of what Syria wants on the one hand and what is planned for Syria from the outside on the other.

"Since the first moment of stirring the Syrian file, external and international hands have been standing behind this file," Mansour said on Wednesday night in an interview with the Lebanese NBN channel.

He referred to some countries which called for overthrowing the regime in Syria stressing that "this manner is rejected in the international relations."

"The situation in Syria has taken a serious direction that has gone beyond the Syrian borders in terms of the all-direction attack- media and arming, which doesn't lie in the framework of reform as they claim," Lebanon's Foreign Minister said.

He added that any opposition that resorts to arms and aid from the outside and to media campaigns and incitement does not seek achieving reform demands.

Mansour reiterated Lebanon's stance towards Syria in terms of self-distancing policy and respecting the agreements signed with Syria.

"Some want the Lebanese foreign policy to take a hostile stand towards Syria and its leadership. However, this will not happen today nor tomorrow," he stressed.

Mansour said that Lebanon is concerned with what is happening in Syria and in the stability and security of the region, adding that any repercussions of the crisis in Syria will reflect on Lebanon and the neighboring countries as well.

H. Said



Syria: Lebanese Foreign Minister wants Syrian sovereignty be respected


Lebanese Foreign Minister.jpg

Lebanese Foreign Minister: Solution to Crisis in Syria Should Be an Internal Political One

Aug 15, 2012 - BEIRUT, (SANA) – The Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour stressed that the "self-distance" policy adopted by Lebanon regarding the crisis in Syria is based on that the solution in Syria should be an internal political one.

Addressing the meeting of the foreign ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Jeddah, Mansour said that the solution in Syria depends mainly on dialogue between the leadership and the opposition and on implementing reforms.

He stressed that the foreign interference will complicate the crisis instead of helping in solving it, adding that the flow of money and arms into Syria threatens its sovereignty, unity of its people and territorial integrity and escalates the killing and violence.

Mansour warned that the systematic media instigation, igniting religious discord and sectarianism and the continuation of violence will have serious repercussions not only on Syria's people and land but also on the security and stability of all the countries in the region.

The Lebanese Foreign Minister reiterated Lebanon's stance on the Syrian issue included in the concluding statement of the 4th Extraordinary Islamic Summit Conference on suspending Syria's membership, distancing itself from the decision on it.

He hoped that Syria will come out of the crisis soon and restore its national and Islamic role.

Mansour criticized the concluding statement for not including a firm decision on ending and suspending all forms of political, trade and economic cooperation with the Israeli enemy and exerting practical pressure on it through tightening the economic boycott.

R. Raslan/ H. Said 


SANA's website  is regularly blocked by Washington...