BEIRUT (AP) - The Lebanese foreign minister says any international military action against Syria would pose a "serious threat" to the security and stability of the region, particularly in Lebanon.
Adnan Mansour told The Associated Press Thursday that punitive strikes against Syria without a U.N. Security Council mandate will be considered a "direct aggression" against Syria.
Lebanon is a tiny country that shares a porous border with Syria. It has seen cross-border shelling, sectarian clashes and car bombings in recent months related to the civil war raging next door.
Mansour warned that a military strike against Syria will escalate already existing tensions in the country and may dramatically increase the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
The country of 4.5 million already is already host to nearly 1 million Syrian refugees.
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