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Lebanon: Bassil gets roasted after UNHCR Residency Permits freeze calls




(MENAFN) Calls of caretaker Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil to freeze the renewal of residency permits for the staff of the United Nations refugee agency were criticized on Saturday as a "threat to Lebanon's ties with international bodies."

"The Foreign Minister is acting as if the State is declaring a war of abolition against international organizations," said caretaker Minister Marwan Hamadeh.

"Bassil is not taking the local repercussions, Lebanon"s reputation and the expected losses into account shall the refugees stay in Lebanon and the aid is cut off," he added.

On Friday, caretaker Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil ordered a freeze on the renewal of residency permits for the staff of the United Nations refugee agency, saying it is not encouraging Syrian refugees to return home.

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Lebanon: Bassil gets roasted after UNHCR Residency Permits freeze calls

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