Lebanese Future Movement seeks summons of Syrian ambassador

April 20, 2011 08:40


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The Future Movement in Lebanon called on parliament caretaker Foreign Minister Ali Shami to summon the Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdel Karim Ali after his comments that a potential MP provided weapons to a terror cell planning to overthrow the Baathist regime in Syria, Lebanese newspaper the Daily Star reported Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the Syrian diplomat had called on the Lebanese judiciary to take punitive action against Jamal Jarra, a Future Movement member, after Syrian State TV had reported a that a "three-member terrorist cell" had received funding and weapons from Jarrah used to during the recent anti-regime protests in Syria, the Daily Star reported.

The Lebanese caretaker responded that he could not officially summon the Syrian ambassador without receiving the order from the government, calling on caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri to hold an emergency meeting on the subject.

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