Salam Says Hizbullah Intervention in Syria 'Not Helping'

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Lebanon should stay out of the Syria conflict and Hizbullah's involvement is "not helping matters", Prime Minister-designate Tamman Salam told French daily Le Figaro in an interview published Friday.

Hizbullah has sent its fighters to help Syrian President Bashar Assad troops recapture the key town of Qusayr near the border with Lebanon.

"Lebanon has all the more need to keep its distance from what is going on in Syria given that the situation there is so heated," he told the paper.

"We must at all price preserve national unity.”

"And obviously, Hizbullah's military involvement is not helping matters."

Hizbullah's intervention was not a reason to give up efforts to keep Lebanon out of the Syria conflict, he insisted.

"We have to convince Hizbullah to not get any deeper into Syria," he said.

In an interview broadcast Thursday, Assad acknowledged that Hizbullah fighters were helping his forces in the battle for Qusayr and said he was "very confident" of victory.

He also threatened Israel with renewed fighting in the Golan Heights and said Russia was committed to supplying him with advanced missiles,

Activists say more than 94,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict since it started March 2011.

Comments 14
Missing 11-11 31 May 2013, 08:52

Salam you have been mislead by some of those that nominated you. Hizbullah will not let you form a government that it can not control or intimidate. They care nothing about the country, their only purpose is the protection of the Axis of resistance. You might as well step away from all this mess, at the moment, the ones that hold the Glorious weapons are the de facto rulers of Lebanon.

Thumb Bandoul 31 May 2013, 17:22

"the ones that hold the Glorious weapons are the de facto rulers of Lebanon." 100% accurate!

Default-user-icon MiamiVice (Guest) 31 May 2013, 09:02

"Not Helping"......! There is no-one man enough in Lebanon to call a spade a spade! HA is a terrorist fanatical cult led by a terrorist whose loyalty is to the fanatics of Iran.

Thumb Bandoul 31 May 2013, 17:27

I hope you meant "no-one politician" because I've been calling them terrorists since the Marine barracks bombing...however, I do not agree they are a fanatical cult, far from it. They are an organized, highly sophisticated cancer, the religious aspect is the tool they use to sway the hearts of the pious and feeble minded followers.

Thumb Dimyl452 31 May 2013, 10:19

Hizballa's involvement in Syria is now undeniable.

Sunny men fighting in Syria also undeniable (whoever says otherwise is blind or WANTS to be blind)

Meanwhile, Christians are divided and both wanting to please their precious allies.

And in the middle are the Druze, waiting quietly to see who gains momentum so they can jump and say we give YOU majority!

The problem is not one politician have any dignity anymore, not one politician a conscience, not one politician cares about his "sheep"....

Missing servant-of-jesus 31 May 2013, 11:07

There will come a time when they will all face God for what they have done. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Default-user-icon Fuzyando Birashash (Guest) 31 May 2013, 11:01

I agree with Salam that it is not helping. It is not helping al-Nusra Enterprise. It is not helping the foreign "Syrians" from Libya, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Chechnya, Lebanon, Turkey, etc. seeking democracy, freedom and human rights in a foreign country while they live in misery in their own remote Syrian provinces. It is not helping cheikh Saad al-Haribi Telteyn al-Marajil's long sought return to Lebanon through Damascus Airport and now looks like an illusion (we miss you cheikh alef beh boubeyeh). It is not helping Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and other dream nations in their bet that the Syrian regime shall collapse before they ever knew it. It is not helping the Lebanese belated warriors of March 14 and Lebanon First Some Twenty-Four Damn Years Late and Still khawana and fakes who missed the fight when it was necessary but instead trampolined into the arms of the Syrian occupiers for over 15 VERY SHORT YEARS. Need I list more?

Missing peace 31 May 2013, 13:24

"mr jumby dont want the country to have elections? obviously they are hinging on whatever news they get from syria."
don't forget your loved allies said they were ok with it! LOL... again alzheimer FT? go and get cured at rafic hariri s hospital! LOL

Thumb Dr.I.Mughniyeh_theheadless 31 May 2013, 16:45

-Floatingturd go to youtupe, blug in hezpalla officials sbeeches ohh two or three weeks old. Sit back and listen. Whenever your hear a threat and you will hear many jump up and down and bang on your head like it's a Conga and you're Patato Valdes.

Missing peace 31 May 2013, 19:12

"Around 100 MPs from all blocs, except the Change and Reform bloc, voted to extend parliament's " .... it says it all....

Missing Liberation 31 May 2013, 14:36

If I recall correctly P.M. elect Tamman Salam was named or elected by the majority of M8 representatives, and whilst he and M14 were calling for a technocratic governing body of ministers to over see the national election process it was the M8 camp who made it impossible through threats of all nature!

It's very sad when the youth of a nation become blind, deaf and mute to actual facts, or as some would call it truth!!!

It's unbelievable how ignorance can infest itself in a persons mind like cancer does in a body!!!

Missing Liberation 31 May 2013, 14:46

My previous comment was a response to FT's comment, but apparently he got booted out :) !!!

Missing Liberation 31 May 2013, 16:40

I don't see that you negating the other points of my comment??? I wonder why!!!?????

Some advice:
You combat ignorance with facts/TRUTH, and the only way you can get the facts is by OPENING your eyes and LISTENING without prejudgment. Only then will you be able to SPEAK with pride and confidence and you would be worth listening to in return!!

Missing Liberation 31 May 2013, 16:24

To FT:
you're so easily provoked! :D!

How about the one where the leader of the "Islamic resistance", in one of his many appearances these days said, "don't tempt us!"