Hariri Hits Back at Nasrallah, Accuses Hizbullah of 'Clinging to Power'
[An Nahar] Former prime minister Saad Hariri
Second son of Rafik Hariri, the Leb PM who was assassinated in 2005. He has was prime minister in his own right from 2009 through early 2011. He was born in Riyadh to an Iraqi mother and graduated from Georgetown University. He managed his father's business interests in Riyadh until his father's liquidation. When his father died he inherited a fortune of some $4.1 billion, which won't do him much good if Hizbullah has him bumped off, too.
on Tuesday hit back at Hizbullah chief His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah
The satrap of the Medes and the Persians in Leb...
, defending Lebanese Forces
A Christian political party founded by Bashir Gemayel, who was then bumped off when he was elected president of Leb...
leader Samir Geagea
... Geagea was imprisoned by the Syrians and their puppets for 11 years in a dungeon in the third basement level of the Lebanese Ministry of Defense. He was released after the Cedar Revolution in 2005 ...
and stressing that al-Mustaqbal
... the Future Movement, political party led by Saad Hariri...
Movement “has never been an advocate of sectarian strife.”
“There are certain constitutional principles for ousting governments, unless Sayyed Hassan wants to write us a new constitution and wants to teach us that the new method for that (changing governments) is (national) dialogue,” said Hariri after meeting Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi in Rome.
“I don't think that it is appropriate for him to talk in this manner. There are written constitutional principles: either through the resignation of the premier or through losing the parliament's confidence or through the resignation of more than one third of ministers like what happened with the previous government,” said Hariri.
The ex-PM accused Nasrallah of “clinging to power,” warning that “it is clear that the party is willing to do everything in its capacity in order to remain in power.”
Hariri also accused Hizbullah of “interfering in Syria,” voicing regret that “jihadist fighters are being killed everyday while fighting alongside the Syrian regime.”
Posted by: Fred