Hariri Snaps Back at Nasrallah over Saudi Arabia, Iran

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Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's accusation that militants linked to Riyadh were behind the deadly attack on the Iranian embassy last month drew a sharp retort from al-Mustaqbal movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri.

Nasrallah  told OTV in an interview on Tuesday that militants with links to the Saudi intelligence were involved in the double suicide bombings that targeted the Iranian Embassy in Beirut's southern suburbs.

The attack, which was carried out by a Lebanese and a Palestinian and which left scores of casualties, including an Iranian diplomat, was linked to Riyadh's hostility against Iran, he said.

“We believe the statement in which the Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack on the Iranian embassy because it is a well-known group and its emir is Saudi and it is linked to the Saudi intelligence,” Nasrallah stated.

But his accusation drew a sharp response from Hariri, who slammed the Hizbullah secretary-general for “overstepping” the latest Iranian agreement with major powers on its nuclear program, and “launching an unprecedented campaign against all those who disagree with him in Lebanon and the region.”

He said in his statement that Nasrallah was seeking to destroy Lebanon's ties with Arab countries by accusing Saudi Arabia of organizing all the wars in the region and of bombing Iran's embassy.

Hariri reminded that Hizbullah was the main suspect in the Feb. 2005 assassination of his father, former Premier Rafik Hariri, and was also responsible for undermining coexistence among the Lebanese in general, and the Sunnis and Shiites in particular.

He accused Hizbullah of responsibility for a series of attacks in the Saudi coastal city of Khobar, Argentina, Bulgaria, Nigeria, Bahrain, Yemen and Egypt.

Nasrallah “forgot that Saudi Arabia's history with Lebanon is based on construction, goodwill and peace,” Hariri said.

The statement said that several officials would retort to Nasrallah's statements. But the first impression that a person gets is that the Hizbullah chief is “drowning in a surging sea of ego.”

This will lead to more “hatred” among the Lebanese and would “rekindle strife in the people’s souls,” it added.

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Missing --karim_m2-- 04 December 2013, 08:16

I wonder if Hariri is coming back to Lebanon "soon" LOL.

Thumb general_puppet 04 December 2013, 08:18

I wonder if Nasrallah is going back to Iran soon :-)

Thumb _mowaten_ 04 December 2013, 12:09

hariri the faithful servant of saudi oily kings "snapped" when his masters got exposed.

Thumb _mowaten_ 04 December 2013, 12:38

ice-boy: yes did did, and they obviously did a better job at it then your parents.

Thumb _mowaten_ 04 December 2013, 12:38

*they did

Thumb _mowaten_ 04 December 2013, 13:52

phoenix: just like HA conceded it when m14 won the majority in parliament (despite a minority of votes), because that is what the electoral law dictated, hariri should have conceded it when the parliamentary majority shifted to m8, because this is what the constitution dictates. there was nothing illegal in that, and anyone claiming that joumblat was intimidated into switching sides is of bad faith. he always shifts as he pleases, and never hesitated to inflame one side or the other. we can say a lot of bad things about him, but being a pushover is not one of them..

Thumb _mowaten_ 04 December 2013, 13:06

phoenix: for years and years after 2005 he was here and never worried. he left because he lost power and unleashed "the day of rage" before leaving like a sore loser. he will either have it all on a silver plate or trash it all.

Thumb _mowaten_ 04 December 2013, 13:53

I never heard of that message phoenix! who said that?

Thumb general_puppet 04 December 2013, 08:17

"Hariri reminded that Hizbullah was the main suspect in the Feb. 2005 assassination of his father, former Premier Rafik Hariri"… Nasrallah has a handful of evidence that proves the “Israeli takfiri terrorist” did it. Was he waving any any of those magical papers in his latest Iranian broadcast?

Default-user-icon full_disclosure (Guest) 04 December 2013, 19:13

So you expect people to believe that Nasrallah is that stupid? And not only that, after the immense negativity directed towards them in the aftermath of the Hariri assassination, that he was even stupider to continue to kill other M14 figures?

Please. The 2006 war, the Hariri assassination, the killing of M14 figures, the Syrian war... all were well planned out, and if you don't see that, nobody can help you.

M14 figures are there as puppets to internally pressure Hezbollah to disarm, and for no other reason. Not out of patriotism walla ballout. They are taking direct orders from KSA, which is OPENLY in bed with the Zionist plan.

Do you want a Lebanon beholden to their central banks and interest rates? Oh wait, we already are. Yea, such patriots.

Wake up. The only people defending our own identity are the ones being persecuted externally and internally to destroy our independence.

Thumb lebanon_first 04 December 2013, 08:24

nasrallah is drowning in a sea of ego... Couldnt express it better.

Thumb jabal10452 04 December 2013, 08:45

Hariri is right about a few things here, specially the "ego" part. But his blatant subservience to the KSA is just as sickening as Nasrallah subservience to Iran. We need a patriot to lead us, not someone appointed by a foreign country to do so. But as long as we prioritize sect, clan and money over uniting the country and building a strong state, we deserve to be the laughing stock of the world. The problem is not really with Nasrallah or Hariri. It is with us, the people.

Default-user-icon full_disclosure (Guest) 04 December 2013, 19:14

There are many other countries with this problem.

We are unfortunately born in a region where imperalist interests lie and we have to bear the brunt of it.

Missing arturo 04 December 2013, 10:46

Iran had blamed Isrrael for the attack. Is Nasrallah claiming that the Israelis live in Saudi?

Thumb mckinl 04 December 2013, 11:04

The usual Saad Hariri reply to a Nasrallah speech. He couldn't refute Hasan's points because they were based in fact. Instead Saad relied on his usual tired fatuous inflammatory rhetoric without countering one point of Nasrallah's address.

Default-user-icon hanoun (Guest) 04 December 2013, 11:10

wish iran and Saudi Arabia go to an endless war in this way all fanatics of both sides will
hope the arab spring blossom in the gylf and iran soon

Default-user-icon mazen (Guest) 04 December 2013, 12:24

Why did he even respond?? The Saudis don't need Hariri to defend them. Nasrallah's accusations are not based on facts, he should have pointed out evidence. Just the same as the hollow accusations of the Hariri murder in 2005. Hariri Jr. should keep note that His father's murder was not the largest or most important bombing that the country witnessed.. thousands have been murdered in Lebanon since 2005. Those innocent lives are as valuable to their loved ones as Hariri Sr. was to his.

Thumb sevilla 04 December 2013, 14:52

She has fake accounts))