Hizbullah Official Hails Aoun, Expects 'a 2nd Round' of Saudi Escalation
A senior Hizbullah official stressed Sunday that “Saudi Arabia has failed to plunge Lebanon into deterioration, tension, conflicts and strife after Lebanese officials -- topped by the president, the parliament and most political forces -- showed a high level of responsibility towards Lebanon’s sovereignty and independence.”
“This major patriotic, heroic and brave stance has reversed and thwarted the Saudi plan -- although in its first round,” Hizbullah politburo chief Ibrahim Amin al-Sayyed said.
“We will face another round with Prime Minister (Saad) Hariri’s departure from Saudi Arabia to France and the developments that will follow,” al-Sayyed added, wondering about “Saudi Arabia’s next plan to re-trigger the crisis.”
“Hizbullah has information but it is not obliged to rush things and reveal them,” the Hizbullah official went on to say.
He said his group is “relaxed, unworried and not afraid of anything.”
“But if we should worry, we worry for Lebanon and the Lebanese when a foreign state practices these maneuvers against Lebanon and takes it from stability to instability,” al-Sayyed stated.
Hailing President Michel Aoun’s stances during the crisis that followed Hariri’s sudden resignation from the Saudi capital, the Hizbullah official said: “Had the president been someone else, Lebanon would have been in another place.”
“The world has acknowledged the Lebanese president’s strong, courageous and firm stance and his true keenness on Lebanon’s sovereignty, independence, stability and security. This is a bright hallmark in Lebanon’s political history,” al-Sayyed went on to say.