Report: France Efforts Pushing to 'Disarm' Hizbullah


Efforts have been made over the past three days to create a new atmosphere and resolve the crisis that emerged after PM Saad Hariri's resignation over “Iran's grip and Hizbullah's policies in Lebanon,” meanwhile France is exerting efforts towards Hizbullah's “disarmament,” media reports said on Wednesday.

The French diplomacy has taken these efforts and held contacts with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pushing towards disarming Hizbullah, al-Joumhouria daily reported.

Diplomatic sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity to the daily, said that French President Emanuel Macron made a contact with his Iranian counterpart, which was described as "positive, but the French side wants to ensure the position of the supreme leader of the Islamic revolution, Ali Khamenei, who holds the Iranian decision in the region,” they said.

The same sources said that the French ambassador in Tehran “was able to get acquainted with the real Iranian position that it does not interfere in Hzibullah's affairs and that the party is to decide the need to participate in the regional wars against terrorism or just the Lebanese arena against Israel.”

They added: "But the American side did not trust this Iranian position and considered it a means to waiver the responsibility from pressuring Hizbullah to withdraw, at least from Yemen, so that Saudi Arabia would be able to accept that Hariri rolls back his resignation.”

Even though Rouhani has described Hizbullah as a “very popular party in Lebanon whose weapons are only used in a defensive nature," France hoped that the party would abandon its weapons and abide by UN Security Council resolutions.

The French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman had said that "France's demands from Hizbullah are clear. In accordance with the relevant security council resolutions, we are waiting for Hizbullah to put down its weapons and act like a party which respects Lebanese sovereignty.

“We believe that Lebanon's stability requires Hizbullah to distance itself from tensions in the region," the spokeswoman added.

She stressed that France is working in that direction and said: “At this critical stage, we are continuing the dialogue with all the Lebanese parties and encouraging them to agree on the proper functioning of the state institutions, which is essential for the stability of Lebanon."

Comments 16
Thumb galaxy 22 November 2017, 11:23

Keep dreaming....

Hezbollah will stop its terrorist activities and interference when the regime in every Arab country is shia khomeini regime.

Thumb gebran_sons 22 November 2017, 16:00

Lebanon independence and sovereignty are a joke as long as Hizb maintain its arms. Hizb is pushing the Shia and Lebanon into radicalism, economic misery, bankruptcy, isolationism, and rule of the jungle.

Thumb shab 22 November 2017, 16:31

Their Mahdi cannot arrive if Sunni blood is not spilt.

Thumb s.o.s 22 November 2017, 17:42

Shab, the Mahdi gras is coming on a Tuesday in Feb 2018. If you're lucky enough to be in new Orleans you can even see some pretty amazing tities.

Thumb thepatriot 22 November 2017, 18:02 are the new genius in town it seems...obviously, you were not born in the 80's... but thanks for bringing the present back 40 years...
As for saudi Arabia...I do not see the point... everytime we attack Ebola, you defend yourselfs pathetically with Saudi arabi, which frankly... we really do not care for... not more than we care for Daech that we despise as much as you...
As for the Economical Bankruptcy... well... wake up... this is a fact... and not only that, we have no more tourism, investments, are Banking sysytem is under pressure, and corruption is exponential... all of that, of course, mainly due to your beloved Ebola...
They built schools sure... in their neighborhoods, where they mainly brainwash children with their vision of history... lovely! Oh! and by the way... you're an idiot gyuri!

Thumb Elemental 22 November 2017, 23:05

Someone needs a cookie! :D

Thumb tric.portugal 22 November 2017, 12:01

the priority of Lebanon is the return of refugies from Lebanon...France defends the position of the Saudis that the refugies in Lebanom must received the lebanese nationality...

Thumb Kalzyturks 22 November 2017, 12:16


Do you have a shred of Evidence to back up your claim....

"...France defends the position of the Saudis that the refugies in Lebanom must received the lebanese nationality..."

Please Elaborate

Thumb ex-fpm 22 November 2017, 12:42

are you serious asking questions of this filthy troll?

Thumb tric.portugal 22 November 2017, 14:16

if Macron defends that for France, in particular, and Europe, in general...

Thumb tric.portugal 22 November 2017, 14:27

and i forguet...if Macron support the behavour of the Saudis in the last days, that is clear a terrorist behavour to stooped the process of return of the refugies...what was the most important question that political cristhians forces are discuting in the last weaks until the Daesh resigntion of Hariri in Saudi Arabia!!?? the velocity increase of the refugies return process...the President Aoun have call all embassador in Lebanon of the Securitie Conseil of ONU to discuss that matter and has prepared to visit some Nations in the region to continue the discution of the refuggies....but then, the Saudis do not like that the Lebanese have a Independente Voice in the region of the Saudis and created the Hariri Crisis...

Thumb galaxy 22 November 2017, 13:27

"because Saudi type of people came to theyr house and took over"

Yes the saudis took over Zabadani, Qusayr, Aleppo, etc ya heretic and not the iranian shias.

Thumb s.o.s 22 November 2017, 15:43

France better disarm it's filthy Jihadi terrorists bombing paris and Marseille before asking another terrorist organization to disarm.

Thumb thepatriot 22 November 2017, 18:12

I just heard that 17 Ebolas just died in Abu Kamal Syria... that is 17 good news...

Thumb s.o.s 22 November 2017, 22:54

30 good news then

Thumb Elemental 22 November 2017, 23:06

They aren't Lebanese to begin with.