Raad Rejects Lebanese Subordination to Regional Powers: Suleiman Was Quick to Defend Saudi Arabia

Head of the Loyalty to the Resistance bloc MP Mohammed Raad stressed on Tuesday that Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has clear evidence that Saudi Arabia was behind the November 19 bombing near the Iranian embassy in Beirut.

He said after holding talks with former President Emile Lahoud that “President Michel Suleiman was quick in responding to Nasrallah” and defending Saudi Arabia.

Moreover, he rejected any Lebanese president's “subordination to any regional power.”

“The new president should respect Lebanon's national principles that prevent the country from being affiliated with regional countries,” Raad remarked.

Nasrallah accused last week Saudi Arabia of being behind the Iranian embassy twin bombings.

An al-Qaida-affiliated group, the Abduallah Azzam Brigades, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was aimed at pressuring Iran ally Hizbullah to withdraw its fighters from Syria.

Nasrallah said that Saudi intelligence backs the Brigades.

For his part, Suleiman indirectly rejected the Hizbullah chief's claim, saying: “Lebanon should not ruin its ties with Saudi Arabia through making baseless accusations against it.”

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