Chamoun: Hezbollah is a Persian party

MP Dory Chamoun, National Liberal Party chief said that he was not surprised that Hezbollah defended Iran and “its immoral practices in Lebanon and the Arab world.”

He was referring to the speech last Saturday by Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.

Chamoun said on on Monday that Hezbollah receives financial and moral aid from Iran aimed establishing an Islamic republic in Lebanon.

Chamoun believes that Hezbollah never represented Lebanese politics “for it’s a Persian party that is trying to hide behind Lebanese legitimacy ”

Commenting on Hezbollah’s accusations that caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri wants to turn Lebanon into an American-Israeli protectorate, he said: “Whoever plans to built an Iranian province in Lebanon has no right to accuse others of a similar act.”

Addressing Hariri’s criticism of Iran , Nasrallah said last saturday:

“I would like to address Hariri’s comments on Iranian policy in the region. We are proud that we are allied with Iran and Syria. We have nothing to hide. And when a state that has stood with Lebanon is harmed, we cannot remain silent.

– We cannot remain silent, especially when a premier makes comments [against] Iran and makes it out to be the root of all problems in Arab world .

– If it were not for Iran’s support [of Lebanon] following the 2006 July War, a lot of houses would not have been rebuilt.

– This is not how Iran should be treated. Even if someone is upset with us because we collapsed his government, he should leave the Iranians alone.”

  • Rafic

    I have lots of respect for Chamoun family especially the late President, however what the son is saying nothing is new,on a more positive approach he should address the Shiite population saying we Lebanese have to stick together this is our destiny other countries they care about their own interest more then ours, today they are here but when regimes change we should not make new regime anti HA as you can hear the demonstrators are using anti Shiites slogans in Iran and Syria.

  • Rafic

    I have lots of respect for Chamoun family especially the late President, however what the son is saying nothing is new,on a more positive approach he should address the Shiite population saying we Lebanese have to stick together this is our destiny other countries they care about their own interest more then ours, today they are here but when regimes change we should not make new regime anti HA as you can hear the demonstrators are using anti Shiites slogans in Iran and Syria.

  • Anonymous

    I have lots of respect for Chamoun family especially the late President, however what the son is saying nothing is new,on a more positive approach he should address the Shiite population saying we Lebanese have to stick together this is our destiny other countries they care about their own interest more then ours, today they are here but when regimes change we should not make new regime anti HA as you can hear the demonstrators are using anti Shiites slogans in Iran and Syria.

  • ghzayel

    the content of chamoun’s self evident declaration about hizballah’s iranian affiliations has been already known for few decades now.
    a great number of the shia in lebanon, at least those in hizballah and amal entourage consider the iranian leaders as their political, religious and military mentors.

    it is iran, with the assistance of syria, who made hizballah and to a lesser degree amal, the number one force in lebanon and
    changed their status from underdogs to big armed bullies on the lebanese and international scenes.

    nothing in the world is going to make hizballah and amal surrender their weapons to the lebanese army and stop declaring their allegiance to iran in order to please the 14th of march group whom they ridicule and consider inferior to them in all aspects.

    with all due respect to mr. chamoun and his gutsy and straight forward declarations, a lot has to be done on the 14th of march front to change its prevailing perception from a group that is weak, scared, irrelevant, without any real strategic international backing and turn it into a powerful group that is capable of sitting at any negotiation table and seeing eye to eye with hizballah and followers.

  • Anonymous

    chamoun’s self evident declaration about hizballah’s iranian affiliations has been known for few decades now.
    a great deal of the shia in lebanon at least those in goup hizballah and amal entourage consider the iranian leaders as their political religious and military mentors.

    it is iran with the assistance of syria who made hizballah and to a lesser degree amal, the number force in lebanon and
    changed their status from underdogs to big armed bullies on the lebanese and international scenes.

    nothing in the world is going to make hizballah and amal surrender their weapons to the leb army and stop declaring their allegiance to iran in order to please the 14th of march group whom they ridicule and consider inferior to them in all aspects.

    with all respect to mr chamoun and his gutsy and straight forward declarations, a lot has to be done on the 14th of march front to change its prevailing perception from a group that is weak, scared, irrelevent, without any real strategic international backing and turn it into a powerful group capable of sitting at any negotiation table and seeing eye to eye with hizballah and his followers.

  • Beiruti

    This man has balls. We need more politicians that have this mans guts.

  • Anonymous

    This man has balls. We need more politicians that have this mans guts.

  • Fadi81

    its out in the open, everyone is saying it- there is strength in numbers, that is why it is important that all Lebanese patriots continue to make such statments- They cant assasinate everyone, can they?

  • Anonymous

    its out in the open, everyone is saying it- there is strength in numbers, that is why it is important that all Lebanese patriots continue to make such statments- They cant assasinate everyone, can they?