Iran Embassy Says Hale Remarks 'Blatant Meddling in Affairs of Others'

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The Iranian embassy in Beirut on Tuesday responded to remarks voiced by U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale during his visit to Lebanon.

Describing Hale's statements as “blatant meddling in the affairs of others” and an attempt to “dictate decisions,” the embassy said Washington's strategy in Lebanon and the region is “based on creating wars and sowing discord between countries and the components of the same people.”

“Seeing as the U.S. envoy had worked in the past in Lebanon, he certainly knows very well how the Islamic Republic of Iran had stood by Lebanon and its government and people in their endeavor to liberate their land when large parts of it were under Israeli occupation, at a time America was watching the events and supporting the Zionist entity,” the embassy added.

“Keenness on preserving Lebanon's sovereignty, independence, pride and dignity cannot be through overlooking the repeated Israeli threats against Lebanon,” it emphasized.

And noting that Iran will maintain “its constructive role in helping consolidate stability, security and prosperity in Lebanon,” the embassy said Tehran “will spare no effort to cooperate with the Lebanese government, the brave Lebanese Army and the dignified resistance.”

Turning to Hale's remarks on Syria, the embassy said Iran's “advisory military presence in Syria does not need a permission from anyone, seeing as it initially came at the request of the legitimate Syrian government and in full coordination and cooperation between the two countries.”

Hale on Monday reiterated that "through diplomacy and cooperation” with its partners, the United States “will expel from Syria every last Iranian boot.”

Comments 23
Thumb ashtah 15 January 2019, 14:38

When Iran says hezbollah now controls 70% of the Lebanese parliament and that Iran controls 4 Arab capitals that is not considered 'Meddling'?!

Thumb canadianleb 15 January 2019, 15:27

Iran is simply stating facts. Lebanon and the other 4 Arab capitals you mention allowed this to happen.

Thumb justin 15 January 2019, 15:34

lol @ "Iran is simply stating facts"

Iran arming hezbollah is not meddling?
Iran arming the huts is not meddling?
Iran inciting the shia in every Arab country ( Lebanon, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, etc) is not meddling?

Thumb justin 15 January 2019, 15:35

* Iran arming the Huthis

Thumb s.o.s 15 January 2019, 15:51

They sow discord and distillate their Iranian Shia poison, of course they’re the guilty ones, not their victims. When women get raped you accuse them of being too sexy and provocative or do you hold the rapist responsible? Sha3b mareed.

Norma would kick you in the nuts if she reads you stupid remarks.

Thumb s.o.s 15 January 2019, 16:17


Im glad you’re sound and safe, I was worried you’d have suffered too much in Koh Samui last week Bombon, I heard the hurricane was devastating.

Thumb norma-jean 15 January 2019, 16:43


I was in the Indonesian rain forest heading a group of young beautiful and educated women to help earthquake victims.

Thumb marcus 15 January 2019, 17:43

@POS from 'Canada'

The article is about Iran and its meddling and not about KSA.

Thumb s.o.s 15 January 2019, 17:52

As always, Norma you made a big difference. The World would be so dark and hopeless if you didn’t exist. So thank you for being you!

Thumb norma-jean 16 January 2019, 11:34

this is nuts! deleting the comments of the only real and genuine woman on this forum is an act of war between genders. Regardless, as I said I would kick the canadian in the nuts but alas he does not have any.

Thumb ex-fpm 16 January 2019, 13:55


Thumb s.o.s 16 January 2019, 15:59

I noticed, rest assured, it’s all backed up on the wayback M.

Thumb eagledawn 17 January 2019, 10:57

LOL @blacacabla
The joke of the day
Like every day

Thumb justice 17 January 2019, 11:01

lol @'bla shia bla' "the only real and genuine shia christian of european parents and stock market listings"

Thumb beatryce 17 January 2019, 16:57

Bonjour Jaafar

Thumb s.o.s 15 January 2019, 15:23

Persia delenda est

Thumb canadianleb 15 January 2019, 18:36

@marcus; typical comeback. thank you

Thumb s.o.s 15 January 2019, 18:49

Da3is is a creation of Bashar and Maliki. Don’t attempt to rewrite history. The proof is that Western forces and their allies are the only ones killing them. Bashar instrumentalized religious fanatics, released them from his prisons and armed them. The same happened in Iraq. Basically, they did what Iran did with Hizbala.

Thumb canadianleb 15 January 2019, 19:04

Too funny doesn't deserve a comment . Thanks for the laugh

Thumb liberty 16 January 2019, 04:44

You can take the shia out of Iran but you cannot take Iran out of the shia.

Thumb enterprise 16 January 2019, 06:01

'You can take the shia out of Iran to Canada but you cannot take Iran out of the shia in Canada'.

Thumb barrymore 16 January 2019, 07:46

lol, so true!

Thumb whyaskwhy 16 January 2019, 17:42

Iran will continue to meddle as long as they have Russia and China to cover and justify their crimes around the world. Iran's religious program is no different from the other radical Islamic programs the Mullahs have to step up to the plate and take responsibility for this crazy religious jihad both sides of Islam are practicing. The world has seen this from both Christians and now Muslims and in the end both their Gods will not be able to help them from the mass killings for nothing. Iran is simply repeating the same mistakes of the past.