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March 14 Slams Hizbullah's Statements, Considers them 'Programmed' Campaign

The March 14 General Secretariat lashed out at Hizbullah on Wednesday over its “programmed” campaign against Saudi Arabia, considering the party “only represents itself.”

“Since conflicts erupted in the region, Hizbullah continues to drag Lebanon into dangerous confrontations that are worrying the Lebanese who are only concerned with the results of the party's actions,” the secretariat said in a statement after its weekly meeting.

“Thousand of Lebanese expats live in Saudi Arabia... to financially support their families in their homeland,” the statement said.

The secretariat demanded the cabinet to clarify its stance from Hizbullah's rhetoric, slamming the party for “distorting Lebanon's ties with brotherly Arab nations that stood by it and its independence.”

It expressed hope that “innocent Lebanese wouldn't be compelled to pay the price of Hizbullah's adventures.”

On Monday, Nasrallah declared that Saudi Arabia will suffer a “major defeat” in the Yemeni conflict, as he stressed that “the war on Syria” has failed.

“Saudi Arabia will suffer a major defeat that will have an impact on its domestic situation and the entire region,” he told al-Ikhbariya in an interview that was broadcast by Tele Liban.

Saudi Arabia began its airstrikes in Yemen on March 25, announcing that it had put together a coalition of more than 10 countries, including five Gulf monarchies, for the military operation to defend Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansur Hadi's government against the Shiite Huthi rebels.

The military move against the rebels triggered fury from Saudi Arabia's regional rival Iran, Hizbullah's main regional ally, with officials in Tehran warning that the military action threatened to spill over into other countries.

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