Jreissati Says Probe 'Libelous' Saudi Journalists

W460

Justice Minister Salim Jreissati has asked the country's prosecutor general to launch an investigation against two Saudi journalists who appeared on a TV talk show and branded the Lebanese president and parliament speakers as "terrorists," the National News Agency reported.

Jreissati wrote in a two-page letter Friday to the prosecutor that the two men, Ibrahim Al Merhi and Adwan al-Ahmari, have engaged in libel against top officials including President Michel Aoun and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri.

The move comes at a time when tensions are high between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia over last week's resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, announced from the Saudi capital Riyadh.

Al Merhi and al-Ahmari appeared Thursday night on Kalam Ennas, one of the most watched weekly TV programs in Lebanon.

Comments 12
Thumb galaxy 11 November 2017, 08:22

Another example of Iranian-Hezbollah hegemony over Lebanon and its institutions including the judicial system. This iranian tool has no problem to file a law suit against two saudi journalists who according to him defamed his president and his entourage when the two journalists were simply stating facts.

Yet, the iranian owned justice minister has no problem with Manar or Al Akhbar so called journalists like Al Amin who spread hatred, make open threats on people's lives, and attack other countries.

Lebanon is a hostile country to its neighbors and is totally controlled by hezbollah.

Thumb s.o.s 11 November 2017, 09:58

Freedom of Speech?

Aoun is associated to terrorists and by aiding them he becomes a terrorist.

BErry's thugs are terrorists, on May 7 they proved it and in Dahye during Ashoura they stop cars in groups of 20 each one of them with an AK.

I totally agree with Saudi news anchor, and I add that Saudi gave political cover to them by also associating and should be tried for terrorism.

These people were elected by illegal MPs: Parliament, government, presidency are all illegal and illegitimate.

Thumb tric.portugal 11 November 2017, 13:05

freedom of speech!!!??? the Saudis journalist...insane!!

Thumb doodle-dude 11 November 2017, 15:19

rofl @ the wealthy shia Australian who travels the globe & has inside knowledge that no other person on this planet knows about;)

Missing endowed 11 November 2017, 10:41

Shame on you Mr. Jreissati. Have you forgotten the numerous anti-Saudi insults which Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah and Hezbollah's TV channel al-Manar, have been waging over and over with impunity ?

Missing Rita.Nahhas 11 November 2017, 11:29

OMG ! OMG ! OMG!

Even on an article regarding Justice Minister Salim Jreissati, I find you _mowaten_ spamming, trolling, and terrorizing other posters. What kind of creature are you? New evidence surfaces by the minute that you are a paid poster but the question remains who pays you and for what exact purpose? Is it the Iranian embassy, is it the revolutionary guard, is it the syrian intelligence or the ex-KGB? These questions must be answered by you and NOW if you have an ounce of credibility left.

Thumb tric.portugal 11 November 2017, 13:16

arrested that Saudi journalist!! only can atack the Presidente and other Lebanese institutions are the Lebanese journalist not the foreigns journalist in Lebanon!!

Thumb barrymore 11 November 2017, 13:29

Go arrest nassrallah who every other day fires a paid speech insulting just about every other Arab leader and close every iranian paid mouthpiece newspaper and TV station.

Thumb ___flamethrower___ 11 November 2017, 13:44

Best Iranian-Syrian justice minister, ever!

Thumb tric.portugal 11 November 2017, 16:54

the Saudis put a knife in the Head of the Cristhians in Lebanon is the way that the Saudis find to give a gift to State of Israel for they 100 years...Netanyau after received that sweet gift from the Saudis, imediatly came to the israelis media to say that the friendship betewen the Saudis is better then ever... a true friendship!!!

Thumb Machia 12 November 2017, 08:25

Now it is clear to me. The Russians use trolls to get their message through on twitter and social media. The Israelis use trolls as seen on this forum. Naharnet should investigate the fake Lebanese on this forum.

Thumb Machia 12 November 2017, 08:27

The consensus is that we want PM Hariri back. The Israelis, Saudis and Iranians can take their fight elsewhere.