The fifth paragraph of the 7th article of the National Defense Law dated 16/09/1983, amended by a legislative decree, no.1, dated 26/09/1984 amended by a legislative decree, no.39, dated 23/03/1985 dictated the establishment of the General Directorate of State Security as the executive agency of the Supreme Council of Defense which is chaired by the President of the Republic, with the purpose of safeguarding Lebanon against external and internal threats.
The Directorate carries out its mandate pursuant to the Lebanese Constitution, aiming to protect the state, and its institutions. It maintains throughout its duties equality before the law among all citizens, protecting personal freedom and human rights, so that no individual would be arrested, or detained except in accordance with the law.

Director General Meetings

20 Jul 2019

Major General Tony Saliba received at his office political, diplomatic and security officials, and discussed the internal and regional situation, and the role of the General Directorate of State Security on both national and regional level.

Major General Saliba receives a delegation

28 Jun 2019

State Security Director General, Major General Tony Saliba, received a delegation of the soldiers’ families who were detained by the Syrian authorities accompanied by senior sheikhs from Rachaya El-Wadi and Beyt Kifa towns. The Major General explained the circumstances of arrest and talks held with the Syrian authorities under the...

Delegation of 1985's Course retirees

29 May 2019

The Director General of State Security, Major General, Tony Saliba received at his office, a retired military officers' delegation from the Lebanese Army Martyrs' 1985 promotion.
The delegation expressed support towards the Major General and praised the efforts and achievements of the Directorate. In return, Major General Saliba...

Head of the ICRC Delegation

28 May 2019

The Director General of State Security, Major General Tony Saliba, received at his office the Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation, Christophe Martin, accompanied by ICRC Regional Advisor, Ms. Basma Tabaja. They discussed means of cooperation and coordination between both institutions. Discussions included the...

Director General Major Saliba Visit to Australia

01 Mar 2019

Due to an invitation by the Australian security authorities Australia, The Director General of State Security, Major General Tony Saliba, visited Australia, where he discussed common security issues, including combating terrorism and means of cooperation.
The Director General held as well several official meetings with:
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