Hariri Says Lebanon’s Stance at Arab League ‘Shameful’, Doesn’t Express Will of Lebaneseإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Saturday that he is ashamed of the Lebanese government position at the Arab League meeting, noting that the decision taken by the Arab foreign ministers will not affect Lebanon’s security.
“I am ashamed as a Lebanese of the government’s position in the Arab league and I ask the Syrian people not to consider this as the will of the Lebanese,” Hariri said on Twitter fielding questions from his supporters.
The Arab League suspended Syria on Saturday until President Bashar Assad implements an Arab deal to end violence against protesters, and called for sanctions and transition talks with the opposition.
Asked if the decision will affect Lebanon’s security, Hariri said “I hope not and anyone trying to hit the stability will be known by all Lebanese and Arabs immediately.”
Hariri said that “We can and we should thank all the Arab countries, especially the Gulf States,” Hoping that Russia rethinks its position on Syria.
He stressed that he “would’ve voted against Syria if he was the PM and if anyone stood in my face I would have resigned. Because Lebanon cannot be on the sideline on this issue.”
Lebanon voted against the decision taken by the Arab foreign ministers on Syria.
Hariri ruled out any near regional war after the pressure on Syria, saying that “they’re saying that to scare the world.”
Concerning Hizbullah Chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s speech on Friday, the former PM said that he didn’t say anything new.
“Nothing new in his speech, let’s talk about important developments not warmed up dishes from the past.”