Jumblat Denounces Incident Near the Iranian Embassy, Says it is 'Barbaric'

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Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat denounced Sunday's incident near the Iranian embassy describing it as a “barbaric” act, and called on related authorities to continue investigations to uncover the perpetrators, he said on Monday.

“What happened is strongly deprecated. We denounce the barbaric assault where sticks and batons were used, just like in old centuries, which raises major questions on the objectives and goals of the assault,” Jumblat stated in his weekly editorial in al-Anbaa website.

On Sunday, Hizbullah protagonists wearing black shirts and yellow ribbons around their arms beat up the Lebanese Option Party protesters near the Iranian embassy in the Bir Hassan area south of Beirut, where they held a sit-in to protest Hizbullah's involvement in the war raging in Syria.

Hashem Salman, who was the head of the party's student committee, was killed and at least 11 others wounded in the clash.

The Druze leader Jumblat, strongly stressed that freedoms and opposition stances should not be suppressed, urging further investigation in the incident.

“One man was killed by presumably unknown assailants, who can either be from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards or by some affiliated parties. Perpetrators must be punished,” he stressed.

Moreover, Jumblat considered “threats to public freedom are a serious blow to the democratic system in Lebanon.”

“It is the responsibility of the judicial and military apparatus to uncover the perpetrators. The Lebanese public opinion will be waiting to know the whole truth in the near future,” concluded Jumblat.

Comments 8
Thumb bigsami 10 June 2013, 15:58

#$@#!#@!X@! This crosses the red line BIG time with these HA scumbags low-lives! Clear act of aggression against freedom & democracy! Lebanon should expel every Iranian and blow the embassy to kingdom come!!!

Thumb superhabib 10 June 2013, 16:24

Hezbollah won't attack Druze and Christians, they're not Salafis, you know. And bigsalami, what "red line" are you talking about?

Thumb benzona 10 June 2013, 16:25

Macbeth, got your message and forwarded the links to friends and family.... But what's the point.? You want everyone to shoot at each other? Are all Shias guilty?! NO. Look at the martyr yesterday killed by hezb Ebola. We must help the Shias that oppose the wilayat al faqih.

Default-user-icon mazen (Guest) 10 June 2013, 16:01

most probably, yes. barbaric is the least one can say to describe what happend putside the Iranian Embassy; however what is even more barbaric is that Barbarossa Jamboulat giving
lessons in civilisation.

Thumb benzona 10 June 2013, 16:22

Bakkeer Wali. It happened yesterday, what happened to your twitter account?

Thumb superhabib 10 June 2013, 16:23

Lol, takes a barbarian to know one.

Default-user-icon las (Guest) 10 June 2013, 16:42

barbaric?!?! and the the throats of lebanese civilians sliced by your warriors during the war was not barbaric??

Thumb michael715 10 June 2013, 18:16

Hizbullah has changed to the Party of Drugs and Guns. They are for hire if you can afford them. Iran owns Hizbullah. Hizbullah owns Aoun who is obsessed with a chair. Where will the real resistance fighters go to now? :(