Berri: I Have No Enemies in Lebanon, Israel Is the Enemy

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In light of Lebanon's dispute with Israel over Block 9 oilfield, Speaker Nabih Berri said his “insistence to adhere” to a gas field to the South of the country is meant to tell Israel that Lebanon's rights will not be wavered, stressing that “Israel is the only enemy.”

After Israeli claims the gas field belongs to it, the Speaker said he meant to “give Israel a message that Lebanon will not abandon its rights.”

Israel's defense minister said in a statement early this year the oil field “is by all accounts ours.”

His remarks drew sharp condemnation from Hizbullah and Lebanese officials, including Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who described the Israeli minister's comments as a "blatant provocation that Lebanon rejects."

Referring to the Resistance's role in “protecting Lebanon's oil wealth,” Berri said: “The Resistance is the only deterrent to Israel's attacks on Lebanon's oil wealth.”

Berri, who was speaking to social media activists at his residence in Msayleh, told them he has no enemies and that his disputes with some officials was strictly political, “Israel is the only real enemy,” he stressed.

He could have be hinting at his dispute with Free Patriotic Movement and Foreign Minister Jebran without naming him.

SourceNaharnet
Comments 13
Thumb s.o.s 19 March 2018, 15:16

You’re Lebanon’s enemy dude, you are! You stole and keep stealing our resources only because you have your own terrorist militia.

Thumb marcus 19 March 2018, 18:15

if you say so shia troll, if you say so.

Thumb i.report 19 March 2018, 23:26

Vous savez Marcus, vous devriez copyrighter "if you say so shia troll, if you say so"!

Thumb Mystic 19 March 2018, 19:08

Most of you are born in the West, does that make you any better?

Thumb ashtah 19 March 2018, 20:12

"Mystic 2 hours ago
He is a Lebanese that supports Lebanon unity. "

Mystic: A few weeks ago you and Amal militia went out on your mopeds firing in the air, burning tires, intimidating people, invaded Hadath and wreaked havoc on Christian areas. Was that done for the sake of Lebanon's unity?

Thumb s.o.s 19 March 2018, 20:38

Edit *electable isn’t English, I meant eligible :)

Thumb whyaskwhy 19 March 2018, 22:14

Talking about cowards the enemy you keep barking about is only a couple of hours to the south ya Ali...Scary thought for you huh? lol

Thumb i.report 19 March 2018, 23:28

ohé monsieur le mystique, none of us was born outside Lebanon. If we were we wouldn't care about the country nor would we read the news daily. We only care because we're hurt by what your community has done to our country. It destroyed 'le vivre ensemble'.

Missing arturo 19 March 2018, 15:21

A rational approach is to first attempt to negotiate a resolution with Israel, which Lebanon has not done.

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 19 March 2018, 15:49

I have no enemies outside Lebanon. Hezbollah is the only enemy.

Thumb justin 19 March 2018, 16:00

If Israel is the enemy, why are your terrorists dying in Syria?

بالصورة: “حزب الله” يفقد “السيد جابر” في سوريا
https://www.lebanese-forces.com/2018/03/19/hezbollah-778/

Evidence of Hariri's dissociation policy.

Thumb whyaskwhy 19 March 2018, 16:55

Currently the people slowing down progress is your government Berry. Israel is not responsible for the Courts, electricity, water, trash removal not to mention another half dozen issues that your managing. But hold on its election time and as good lebanese leaders its time to place blame on the man on the moon right now, my mistake. looool

Thumb barrymore 20 March 2018, 11:28

He and his ideology are the biggest enemies of Lebanon.