Hariri Dismisses Nasrallah Meeting over Hizbullah's Battle in Syriaإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
A meeting between head of al-Mustaqbal Movement MP Saad Hariri and Hizbullah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah is not on the agenda of the former premier.
According to the pan-Arab daily al-Hayat published on Sunday, the meeting between Hariri and Nasrallah will not be held any time soon as the rift with Hizbullah is still acute.
Circles close to Hariri told the newspaper that the sharp differences with Hizbullah, in particular regarding its involvement in battles in neighboring country Syria and the negative repercussions of the party's decision, is the main reason for the wide gap between the two leaders.
Sources quoted Hariri as saying that “the recent developments in Arsal pose a warning to all the Lebanese, especially Hizbullah and its policies concerning Syria.”
“Hizbullah involvement in Syria was to prevent extremists from entering Lebanon in the first place, but what we witnessed was the complete opposite as if the clashes raging in (Syria's) Qalamoun was to facilitate their infiltration to Lebanon,” the sources pointed out.
The sources, however, said that Hariri will hold a meeting with Speaker Nabih Berri, who is the head of the AMAL movement and Hizbullah's ally, very soon.
The head of al-Mustaqbal Movement made a surprise return to Lebanon on Friday morning after three years abroad.