Berri Criticizes Arab League's Label of Hizbullah

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Speaker Nabih Berri indirectly criticized on Monday the Arab League's closing statement that named Hizbullah a “terrorist” organization.

“Thanks and sorry...Thank God and sorry that we in Lebanon have fought the Israelis,” said Berri in a post on his Facebook page.

Berri did not make further remarks.

The closing statement of an emergency Arab League meeting on Sunday labeled Hizbullah as “terrorist”, which prompted Lebanon’s representative to voice reservations over certain clauses.

The statement accused Hizbullah of “training terrorist groups” in Bahrain, “supporting terrorist groups” in Saudi Arabia, and “supporting terror and terrorist groups in Arab countries with advanced weapons and ballistic missiles.”

And describing Hizbullah as a “partner in the Lebanese government,” the statement also accused the group of “spreading extremism and sectarianism” and “interfering in the internal affairs of other countries.”

The Lebanese envoy to the meeting, Antoine Azzam, made carefully weighed comments at the talks.

While not mentioning Iran by name, he said Lebanon condemned all attacks against Arab nations, but blamed exploitable inter-Arab divisions that allowed international and regional powers to promote their interests.

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Comments 15
Thumb lebanon_first 20 November 2017, 13:13

The arabs conquered us in the 8th century and the persians reconquered us again wih hezbollah.

In fact we are not really arab. We are lebanese first, we are turned to the sea, not to the syrian desert. We are mediterranean second. True arabic language stuck with us. But we have more in common with all med people then arabic people. So arabs and persian can go to hell.

Thumb s.o.s 20 November 2017, 17:45

Utter nonsensical comment dude. We are semites like Saudis or even israelis. Iranians are not.

We speak a semitic language, so do they, Persians dont.

Until 3 centuries ago, the only spoken language in nowadays lebanon was assyrian. What's the percentage of the population speaking it on 2017?

Lebanon has been conquered and raped by all for millenials. The latest being syria and iran. They won't be the last ones. We solve problems one at the time. We need to eradicate the Persian cancer, then we'll deal with the next one.

Thumb ___flamethrower___ 20 November 2017, 13:42

Best Iranian parliament speaker militia executive combo ever!

Thumb tric.portugal 20 November 2017, 13:50

it was a declaration of war against Lebanon!!! made by the Saudis and is alies againt the Cristhians...this war is not about the HZ is the war against the existence of a Cristhian Voice in the Arab World diferent of the Saudis and Israel...it´s a Huge Terrorist atacks against the Cristhians!!! the Message is clear...the Cristhians can not have a Independent voice in the Region!!! what the Saudis do was a pure terrorism atack against the Cristhians...

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 20 November 2017, 14:00

"The arabs conquered us in the 8th century and the persians reconquered us again wih hezbollah."

and you support a president who is hezbollah's number one ally and who helped hezbollah take total control of Lebanon. Aoun's agenda and commitments to hezbollah and iran have been known for many years. Yet, you and your likes were insisting on having him as your president. Hence, stop complaining and enjoy it.

Thumb janoubi 20 November 2017, 14:11

"stop complaining and enjoy it."

You summarized it pretty well. Let them enjoy it now.

Thumb tric.portugal 20 November 2017, 14:12

it´s Time to Lebanon abandon that Daesh Organization...

Thumb tric.portugal 20 November 2017, 14:22

the Daesh League targueting Lebanon when Lebanon is not represented in the Highest Level !!!??? ...in middle of Huge political crisis in Lebanon !!!??? fucking terrorist Organization...now everybody is waitting for the speach that the saudis write for Hariri read in the day of Lebanese Independence...

Thumb ashtah 20 November 2017, 14:19

"the persians reconquered us again wih hezbollah"

and who helped them reconquer us again other than a 'strong' Christian president and his popular base the FPM. The very same people that are 'are not really arab' and 'have more in common with all med people then arabic people'.

Thumb tric.portugal 20 November 2017, 14:53

offcourse is not!! in the Arabs countries the cristhians do not have a political Voice...But the Arab Daesh League want´s to turn Lebanon in a Arab Nation...that´s why when the political Cristhian Head in Lebanon prepares to make a trip in the Region to explain the vision of Cristhians about the matters that are afecting the region apeear the terrorism atack made by the lebanese political sunni head from the Kingdom of Saudis to promoted a huge political crisis...the Message was clear, the Cristhians can not have a Independente Voice in the region...

Thumb justin 20 November 2017, 16:06

Aoun: “Lebanon is not responsible for the Arab and regional conflicts that some Arab states are witnessing. Lebanon did not carry out any aggression against anyone and it should not pay the price of these conflicts,”

Musavi of Hezbollah : I did not listen to the Arab League meeting's communique regarding Iran because I was busy with the battle in Syria's Bou Kamal.

الموسوي: كنت مشغولاً بمعركة البوكمال ولم أسمع بيان جامعة الدول العربية
https://www.lebanese-forces.com/2017/11/20/nawaf-mousawi-37/

Thumb Elemental 20 November 2017, 17:01

Keep living the lie.

Thumb Elemental 20 November 2017, 17:14

Then why submit to foreign powers?

Thumb Elemental 20 November 2017, 17:14

Then why submit to foreign powers?

Thumb thepatriot 20 November 2017, 19:36

So... we are supposed to always remember that you fought the Israelis in the 80's... but we must forget that at these same times, you wanted to establish an Islamic Republic in Lebanon...?? Selective memory ya estez... selective memory...