Hariri Says Rouhani Can't Tell Lebanese What to Do, Hails Bin Salman

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Prime Minister Saad Hariri has stressed that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani does not have the right to dictate decisions to the Lebanese, as he hailed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

“Rouhani can't tell us what to do. Iran is trying to show its strength in the region and a part of this is the propaganda that the Iranians are practicing to show that they are in control in Syria, but where is this control?” Hariri told Saudi Arabia's Arrajol magazine, in his first interview in Paris since arriving there from Riyadh.

Hariri also spoke about his relation with Saudi Arabia's powerful and young crown prince.

“The crown prince has a vision and only a few leaders possess a vision. Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a man of vision and he has capabilities and resolve and he is working to meet the challenges,” the premier added.

Hariri, whose resignation from Saudi Arabia earlier this month caused widespread consternation, is set to return to Beirut on Wednesday as part of a deal brokered by France.

After quitting he spent some two weeks holed up in Riyadh, prompting accusations from political rivals that he was being “detained” by the Saudis.

Hariri strongly denied he was being held against his will and flew to Paris on the weekend to meet President Emmanuel Macron.

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Thumb s.o.s 21 November 2017, 16:08

Roo7 wle. Rohani humiliated lebanon and a couple of days later you were welcoming his minister.

You're so over! Go get a job aweim.

Thumb shab 21 November 2017, 20:35

lool ru2. Let's see if he keeps the same attitude in Lebanon. Then I'll forgive him.

Thumb s.o.s 21 November 2017, 16:28

ما بدنا جيش بلبنان إلا الجيش اللبناني

Thumb tric.portugal 21 November 2017, 16:51

Hariri say that!!?? is the same Hariri that the Saudis order to resign !!!???

Thumb tric.portugal 21 November 2017, 17:01

“The crown prince has a vision and only a few leaders possess a vision. Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a man of vision and he has capabilities and resolve and he is working to meet the challenges,” the premier added.
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yes, have the vision to desrespeted the political Head of the Cristhians in Lebanon...Hariri is a terrorist!! after what they donne from Saudi arabia...

Thumb Elemental 21 November 2017, 17:38

Rouhani can't, but the Ayatollah can.

Thumb lebanonforever 22 November 2017, 03:47

and so the 'contradictions' grow and grow...

Lebanese on their won are fine with each other...

Iran and KSA are playing with Lebanon as has been the case since the gradual interference during the 80's / 90's to date..

Yes, I am Christian... Unless the Sunni and Shia allow the Christians and Druze to cushion the balance of power and play the leadership role with foreign countries, this game of Sunni v Shia will divide good Lebanese against their will..
God help Lebanon and Pray that we're spared of this circus for the sake of future generations..

Thumb Knight 22 November 2017, 09:15

yes the Lebanese on their own and the Christians wanted Michel Aoun for President who is Hezbollah's and Iran's number one man in Lebanon. I am Christian just like 'you' and I see things completely differently. We are not the solution as you claim but part of the problem and a major part of the problem. Please, do not tell me you did not know Aoun's political loyalties before you elected him or insisted on electing him.

Now you are complaining that we have external influences?

Thumb galaxy 22 November 2017, 09:41

"Unless the Sunni and Shia allow the Christians and Druze to cushion the balance of power and play the leadership role with foreign countries, this game of Sunni v Shia will divide good Lebanese against their will.. "

Sure, I am a Sunni and I remember how the Sunnis of Lebanon were demonstrating and paralyzing the whole country for 2 years and saying "Aoun or no President". The Sunnis wanted an Iranian president in Lebanon.

You insisted on Aoun as if there was no other Christian to fill that position. Without Aoun the Christians were second class citizens and their rights were usurped.

Wake up and smell the coffee get off your high horse and take ownership of the problem you and your likes created.

Thumb lebanonforever 22 November 2017, 10:53

Yes, both good points Knight and Galaxy.

However, to clarify I agree and neither voted for the Mujnoun Aoun.

I don't follow him and never will.

And I love coffee

Thumb galaxy 22 November 2017, 09:43

so Hariri has to be in Iran to be believable when he says things right?

His kids have always been there and they go to school there.

Thumb galaxy 22 November 2017, 09:44

the irony is that you are a fake Christian and a shia takiah liar.

Thumb galaxy 22 November 2017, 09:45

when nassrallah says iran iran iran iran i don't see you tell him stay in iran. Oh, you too are christian from scandinavia.

Thumb gigahabib 22 November 2017, 09:57

Lol, but the kid king can tell the Lebanese prime minister what to say and do...

Thumb galaxy 22 November 2017, 10:08

the 'kid' is a king but what are you except a loser? Just a troll trolling naharnet and spewing your sectarian filth every chance you get.

Thumb gigahabib 23 November 2017, 02:42

We can't all have rich daddies. The kid king doesn't have any credentials, all he will achieve is a civil war among the Saudi family.