The daily newspaper As-Safir published copies of a correspondence exchange between the United States Embassy in Beirut and the General Command of the Lebanese Security Forces. It resulted in the United States obtaining access to all data from all mobile telephone operators making it possible to listen in to all conversations and to trace phone locations.

Another daily, Al-Binaa, revealed that Beirut airport is being restructured so that the U.S. Embassy can have its own entry point and be able to move personnel and material in and out without undergoing any control.

Nawaf al-Moussawi, Hezbollah member of the Lebanese Parliament, has denounced the creation of a "State within a State".