Hariri: Issue of Hizbullah Bigger than Lebanon, Alliance with Aoun Best for Country

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Prime Minister Saad Hariri emphasized on Tuesday that political parties must commit to the country's dissociation policy for stability's sake stressing that "Hizbullah issue is bigger than Lebanon”, as he announced alliance with President Michel Aoun for the upcoming parliamentary elections.

“Any political group seeking stability in Lebanon must adhere to the dissociation policy. I believe pushing all political parties towards a disassociation policy is a must. The best thing is to put aside our differences and move forward in the best for Lebanon's interest,” said Hariri.

Hariri's remarks came in a televised discussion with Carnegie Middle East Center during its annual conference at the Phoenicia Hotel.

To a question on Hizbullah, Hariri said: “The issue of Hizbullah is bigger than Lebanon. It is a regional issue that requires dialogue in order to be solved.”

On the alliances of his party, al-Mustaqbal Movement, in the upcoming parliamentary polls the PM clarified that his movement will “strike alliances with different political parties. Our new alliance with the President (Michel Aoun) is in the interest of the country.”

He was asked about a fiery statement he made two days ago about parties who allegedly tried to “stab him in the back” during the latest political crises, and his intention to “spill the beans” and say who they were in a televised talk show that was later postponed.

“I did not say I was going to spill the beans in Marcel Ghanem talk show. I never indicated a certain date for the interview,” he remarked.

On the crisis of Syrian refugees, Hariri said: “Lebanon is doing everything it can as a country to help the refugees. The international community has a responsibility to help Lebanon financially in supporting them.

“If the de-escalation zones are safe, then with the help of the United Nations, the refugees should return back to Syria. Any political solution in Syria has to include a solution for the refugees.”

However Hariri affirmed that “Lebanese-Syrian relations will be non-existent as long as Assad is in power.”

On a US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, he stated: “Trump's Jerusalem decision is not a wise one. We should all refuse Trump's decision. The only solution for Palestinian-Israeli conflict is the two-state solution; however Jerusalem decision has only made things worse.”

On the oil and gas file, the PM assured that “this government will be the first to sign an oil and gas exploration contract.”

SourceNaharnet
Comments 19
Thumb s.o.s 13 December 2017, 13:26

The alliance with Aoun is best for the country or for your wallet?

Thumb hakwaji 13 December 2017, 15:38

hakawati; you sing too much

Thumb gebran_sons 13 December 2017, 17:04

The only back stabbing is by Saad to the Cedar Revolution principles and hopes!

Thumb Mystic 13 December 2017, 17:39

Because Hariri knows he can not dictate the resistance.

So why do you small people think you can do anything? You think your opinions matter outside Naharnet in the real world?

Thumb Mystic 13 December 2017, 17:39

Hariri is Prime Minister of this country sure.
But the Resistance has to be respected in Lebanon otherwise they will not listen to any politician.

Thumb justin 13 December 2017, 13:43

Hariri: The issue of Hizbullah is a regional matter that requires dialogue to be solved.

Then he says:

Hariri: The government must focus on training its armed forces which makes it capable of confronting aggression and protect the country's border.

So when hezbollah decides to cross the borders and wage regional wars, you don't expect retaliation and in case you do you ask the army to protect the borders!!!

Thumb janoubi 13 December 2017, 14:02

The definition of BS.

Thumb justin 13 December 2017, 13:47

“I did not say I was going to spill the beans in Marcel Ghanem talk show. I never indicated a certain date for the interview,” he remarked.

Yes, you did!

"Hariri, however, promised to “call things by their names” in a TV interview on LBCI on December 21."
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/239452-hariri-slams-backstabbers-promises-to-reveal-details-soon

Thumb s.o.s 13 December 2017, 13:54

he has become a coward and a liar on top of his other vices.

Thumb ex-fpm 13 December 2017, 13:57

Hariri: Alliance with Aoun Best for Country

The same Aoun who issued you an one-way ticket and wrote a FULL book entitled " The Impossible Vindication" of your alleged corruption?!

Thumb eagledawn 13 December 2017, 14:00

As our most valuable troll @Flametroller used to say: "Things Change and Situations Evolve":)

Thumb janoubi 13 December 2017, 14:12

Mr. Prime Minister:

What are the results of the investigation that you initiated in connection with the visit of the Iraqi terrorist leader and who is conducting this investigation?

"Hariri Demands Investigations into Footage of Iraqi Militant in South"
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/239371-hariri-demands-investigations-into-footage-of-iraqi-militant-in-south

Mr. Prime Minister:
What are the results of the investigation that Aoun initiated to determine those who were responsible for the abduction of Lebanese troops following the exit of ISIS/Nusra from the border?

"Aoun Calls for Probe into 2014 Kidnap of Soldiers"
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/234759

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 13 December 2017, 14:17

Hariri: Issue of Hizbullah Bigger than Lebanon

And when Hezbollah was not bigger than Lebanon tell us what you did to make sure it did not become bigger than Lebanon?

Thumb marcus 13 December 2017, 14:25

" tell us what you did to make sure it did not become bigger than Lebanon?"
He formed an alliance with Hezbollah in the 2008 elections and will do so again in the 2018 elections. That is what he did and will do.

Thumb tric.portugal 13 December 2017, 14:50

“If the de-escalation zones are safe, then with the help of the United Nations, the refugees should return back to Syria. Any political solution in Syria has to include a solution for the refugees.”
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yes...but Lebanon can not wait more time for Shias-Jews-Sunnis agreement political for Syria!! United Nation like the Islam and the Jews gonna delay...Hariri have projects with Saudi Prince to construct big cities for the refugies in Lebanon...delay...delay...until the shias and sunnis agree with the "international humanist" give the lebanese nationality to them...

Thumb tric.portugal 13 December 2017, 15:19

refugies must go home without delays !!!

Thumb ___flamethrower___ 13 December 2017, 15:48

Best President-Prime Minister Combo with Large Fries and Diet Coke, ever!

Thumb galaxy 13 December 2017, 16:22

اعتبر النائب اللبناني، خالد الضاهر، الأربعاء، أن رئيس الوزراء، #سعد_الحريري، مختطف في #لبنان بسلاح ميليشيا #حزب_الله الذي يهيمن على قراراته السياسية ويرفض التوقف عن التدخل في شؤون الدول الصديقة وعلى رأسها المملكة العربية السعودية.

Missing incorruptible 19 December 2017, 01:09

Smartest thing he has ever said