Hizbullah MPs Slam Miqati for Defending Saudi Arabia
Two Hizbullah lawmakers on Tuesday lashed out at Prime Minister Najib Miqati over his criticism of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s latest anti-Saudi remarks.
“We were expecting Mr. Prime Minister Najib Miqati to put national belonging first and rebel for the dignity of his country in the face of the repeated insults by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against the Lebanese people, the last of which were the statements of its king against a broad segment of the Lebanese, whom he accused of terrorism,” MP Hassan Fadlallah said.
“That represented a major insult to the sanctities of those Lebanese, topped by the blood of their martyrs and the sacrifices of their resistance fighters in the face of the Zionist enemy,” the lawmaker added.
MP Ibrahim al-Moussawi for his part said Miqati’s “flattering words” towards the kingdom exclusively represent him and are only binding for him.
“They were an insult against you before being an insult against every honorable patriotic Lebanese citizen. It would be better if you preserve some of the country’s dignity and respect,” Moussawi added.
Miqati has issued a statement saying Nasrallah's comments do not represent the government nor the "majority of Lebanese." He called on Lebanese politicians to spare Lebanon from statements "that lead nowhere
In a speech Monday evening, Nasrallah had verbally attacked Saudi King Salman and said Riyadh helped spread extremist ideology worldwide and is taking the thousands of Lebanese who work in the Gulf region "hostage."