Hamadeh Denies 2006 Remarks on Hizbullah, Shiites


MP Marwan Hamadeh denied on Monday that he had made remarks against Hizbullah during the 2006 war, stressing that he was keen at that period to consolidate Lebanese sovereignty on all territories.

His remarks were carried by al-Akhbar newspaper in alleged WikiLeaks cables.

“I won’t allow either an ambassador or any local hegemon to teach me national commitments,” Hamadeh said in a statement.

He said the campaign which WikiLeaks is only a small and weak part of is seeking to give the impression that he and his allies are the absolute foes of Hizbullah.

“What we reject is the party’s monopoly of arms, their use locally or their unilateral use” against Israel, he said.

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