BEIRUT: The decision by Hezbollah to open offices for coordinating with Syrian refugees looking to head back to their homeland “is just a show,” caretaker Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Monday.

The Iranian-backed group announced late last month the plan to open the Syrian refugee centers; their locations were made public last week.

“It’s just a show that has no justification and it is not constructive,” Machnouk told reporters at Dar al-Fatwa after meeting with Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian. “It demonstrates [Hezbollah’s] disregard for the state. … The international community and its institutions only recognize the state’s [role] in the Syrian refugee issue.”