Hariri Says Iran Actions Stimulated Saudi Intervention in Yemen as Jumblat Expresses Grave Concern

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Mustaqbal Movment chief and Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri praised on Thursday the “wise and courageous decision” taken by Saudi King Salman to intervene militarily in Yemen as Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat feared that it would affect the interest of Lebanese in the Gulf.

“The Iranian interference in Sanaa compelled an Arab reaction,” Hariri said in comments to the al-Arabiya Arabic language television station.

He expressed belief that the Yemeni people will “agree on the Arab military intervention against the Huthi” rebels.

Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday at dawn that it was leading a military offensive in Yemen after the Shiite rebels moved on Yemeni embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi's last refuge in the southern city of Aden.

Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE, Egypt, Jordan and several other countries "expressed desire to participate in the operation" against the rebels, which the kingdom dubbed "Firmness Storm".

For his part, Jumblat expressed grave concern over the developments in the region, considering that they are “advancing in an alarming manner.”

He called for dialogue “before it's too late” in order to reach a balanced solution, stressing that Lebanon “and above all circumstances supports Saudi Arabia as the developments in Yemen threaten it national security and the interests of the Lebanese, who have been working for decades in the Gulf.”



Comments 22
Thumb geha 26 March 2015, 09:11

kick out these houtis.

Thumb _mowaten_ 26 March 2015, 10:56

Yemen should invade KSA next. Payback is a b.

Thumb geha 26 March 2015, 11:02


Thumb _mowaten_ 26 March 2015, 11:47

keep laughing geha, KSA's days are numbered, one way or another the corrupt kings and their barbaric wahhabi ideologues are falling.

Default-user-icon CFTC (Guest) 26 March 2015, 13:15

@mowaten E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T. Still laughing since last week. Thank you thank you

Thumb EagleDawn 26 March 2015, 13:18

lol mowaten you obviously have nothing to say, so you go on screaming and squealing like an old hag. what a load of bollocks mate, do you believe it yourself, or just hoping to fool some ignorants?
Stay in denial you delusional troll, it wont change anything

Thumb _mowaten_ 26 March 2015, 13:46

Still copy-pasting my lines I see.. Do you keep a neatly organized file and wait for an occasion to place them out of context?

Thumb chrisrushlau 26 March 2015, 18:34

Saudi Arabia is going to invade itself. The civil servants are going to decide from this latest mad monarchical adventure that people need stability, and for that they need law, and for that they need elections.

Thumb -phoenix1 26 March 2015, 16:14

Entre les Houtis les Non-Houtis, nous ne seront que mal servi, croyez moi, l'un n'est que pire que l'autre.

Thumb -phoenix1 26 March 2015, 16:15

** Les Houtis et les Non-Houtis...***

Thumb scorpyonn 27 March 2015, 05:00

These Shiite fanatics being steered by Iran are a problem. Iran needs to be eliminated

Thumb the_roar 26 March 2015, 09:41

I agree with Hariri for once...Lets all support KSA in its fight.

Finally it isn't using others to do it for them.

May they be drawn into a battle for survival with Iran.

Now we're talking Hariri, Let the fireworks begin .

Thumb Maxx 26 March 2015, 10:19

"Firmness Storm"? Whatever my position on Saudi Arabia acting in Yemen like Hizb in Syria, what I do know is that they suck at coming up with operation names.

Missing zwilliamfarhat@gmail.com 26 March 2015, 10:45

Uncle Sam will back up the gulf states knock Iran's Ayatollahs teeth off and kichk their rear ends back into the stone age... Let the show keep going tilthe results are achieved...

Missing zwilliamfarhat@gmail.com 26 March 2015, 10:47

Uncle Sam will back up the gulf states knock Iran's Ayatollahs teeth off and kichk their rear ends back into the stone age... Let the show keep going tilthe results are achieved...

Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) 26 March 2015, 10:52

and the plan of the new middle east is on the track
and all arab countries will be divided even KSA

Missing humble 26 March 2015, 11:18

Iran, KSA, ISRAEL, Syria, Ebola, ISIS, Nusra, Boko Haram, ...all of them have evil souls.

Thumb shab 26 March 2015, 11:20

Hit Syria next.

Default-user-icon rambo ram (Guest) 26 March 2015, 11:59

all of them are vassal states of zionism. what did they do when israel bombed gazans?

Thumb -phoenix1 26 March 2015, 14:38

The watch words were and remains two countries, Lebanon and Yemen. I see some comments that do not bode well for our preparedness, but the microcosmic element that will snowball is Yemen, instead of playing with words I urge that we start with our preparations for what may come. War in Syria, war in Iraq, war in Libya, war in Yemen, now the KSA, Kuwait and the UAE getting involved and before them Iran, with thousands of fanatics from all over the world coming to join a crazy war here and there, may wisdom come to rule our minds and hearts because it won't be any moment too soon before we'd realize the fatality of pompousness, our pompousness.

Thumb -phoenix1 27 March 2015, 01:18

@senile, is that another kangaroo you're using?

Thumb beiruti 26 March 2015, 16:47

I'd read in the Guardian that the Houtis were originally radicalized in 2003 in response to the US invasion of Iraq. It is the George W. Bush policy that continues to create havoc in the region.