Hariri to head to Bahrain to end deportation of Lebanese

Sources close to caretaker PM Saad Hariri have reported that he intends to travel to Bahrain to try to end the deportation of the Lebanese .

This development comes a Lebanese foreign ministry source told al Sharq al Awsat newspaper that The Bahrain foreign ministry has ordered 10 more Lebanese to leave the country within 72 hours without providing any justification for their deportation . The source said this could be a first step that could be followed by many similar step that will affect tens of Lebanese . He added that the situation of the Lebanese expatriates in Bahrain has become unbearable .

March 14 MP Ammar Houri said on Monday that the Lebanese expatriates in Bahrain paid the price of Hezbollah’s interference in the internal affairs of the country .

“What were the consequences? Did this not result in the deportation of Lebanese from Arab states?” he asked during an interview with New TV.

Houri said Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah interfered in Bahraini domestic politics by supporting one group against the other.

Addressing the relations between Lebanon and Bahrain , Caretaker PM Saad Hariri said last Wednesday:

“We’re working together with our brothers in the Gulf, especially with our Bahraini brothers, to end the repercussions of the irresponsible and unjustified political alignment which has nothing to do with Lebanese patriotism or Arab nationalism. It’s rather part of the Iranian plot which I have described as an attempt to dominate Lebanon and the Arab region.”

He was reportedly referring to the travel ban imposed by Bahrain against travel to Lebanon when Hezbollah openly sided with the protesters against the government . Bahrain branded Hezbollah a “terrorist organization”.

Bahrain interior minister Sheikh Rashed bin Abdullah al-Khalifa linked Hezbollah to the protests during his address to the parliament on March 29

He accused the predominantly Shiite protesters of being linked to” the Iranian-backed Hezbollah, “as proven by the demonstrators’ methods as well as statements of support from the Lebanese Shiite group and Tehran.”

“All this reveals a link and the training style of Hezbollah,” the interior minister said.

Kuwaiti newspaper As-Seyyasah reported last month that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states are heading toward “making a collective decision to expel all Lebanese Shiites who are connected to Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.”

“ These states received proven reports from Bahraini, French, and US intelligence that Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard members are, along with local religious figures, leading the protests in Bahrain and eastern Saudi Arabia,” the daily quoted an anonymous Arab diplomat as saying.

Informed Hezbollah source told al Sharq al Awsat that Bahrain is targeting the Shiites in its deportation to try and put more pressure on Hezbollah. The source added that Bahrain is using Nasrallah’s speech as an excuse to implement US project in the Middle East .

  • Ibnelkhiam

    One more obvious reason Hezbollah need to disarm. Not only are they stopping many true lebanese from living in other arab nations, they are making Lebanon as a country look like lunatics as well. Leave my country free of this please.

  • Ibnelkhiam

    One more obvious reason Hezbollah need to disarm. Not only are they stopping many true lebanese from living in other arab nations, they are making Lebanon as a country look like lunatics as well. Leave my country free of this please.

  • Anonymous

    One more obvious reason Hezbollah need to disarm. Not only are they stopping many true lebanese from living in other arab nations, they are making Lebanon as a country look like lunatics as well. Leave my country free of this please.

  • Amine123

    Eventually the Lebanese is going to end like Gaza, the people begging to live and ruled by ruthless mobsters. Time to HA before Lebanon get very isolated, for heaven sake the Lebanese people depends on the gulf and tourism to make end meet, who is going to support the people , Iran????> I don’t think so, their own people are starving, time to decalre Lebanon as Switzerland (NEUTRAL) disarm all militia and get rid of the ARMY too…

  • Amine123

    Eventually the Lebanese is going to end like Gaza, the people begging to live and ruled by ruthless mobsters. Time to HA before Lebanon get very isolated, for heaven sake the Lebanese people depends on the gulf and tourism to make end meet, who is going to support the people , Iran????> I don’t think so, their own people are starving, time to decalre Lebanon as Switzerland (NEUTRAL) disarm all militia and get rid of the ARMY too…

  • Anonymous

    Eventually the Lebanese is going to end like Gaza, the people begging to live and ruled by ruthless mobsters. Time to HA before Lebanon get very isolated, for heaven sake the Lebanese people depends on the gulf and tourism to make end meet, who is going to support the people , Iran????> I don’t think so, their own people are starving, time to decalre Lebanon as Switzerland (NEUTRAL) disarm all militia and get rid of the ARMY too…

  • Mosetsfire

    Hariri is the type of leader the Lebanese people need. A man who can fly abroad and defend the rights of Lebanese if need be, not some coward in a cave spitting hateful rhetoric.

  • Mosetsfire

    Hariri is the type of leader the Lebanese people need. A man who can fly abroad and defend the rights of Lebanese if need be, not some coward in a cave spitting hateful rhetoric.

  • Hariri is the type of leader the Lebanese people need. A man who can fly abroad and defend the rights of Lebanese if need be, not some coward in a cave spitting hateful rhetoric.

  • Beiruti

    All the people being deported remember your being deported because Hezbollah thought he could speak on your behalf.

    • antar2011

      i am sorry but once they come back to lebanon and live in the south for a few weeks they will become brainwashed and will side with Hizbollah…. or if they do not like hizbollah’s actions, they will remain silent like a silent shaytan.

      remember many [not all but many] of those deported have connections to hizbollah.

      • Beiruti

        Yeah its sad how more dirt is coming back to Lebanon.

  • Anonymous

    All the people being deported remember your being deported because Hezbollah thought he could speak on your behalf.

    • Anonymous

      i am sorry but once they come back to lebanon and live in the south for a few weeks they will become brainwashed and will side with Hizbollah…. or if they do not like hizbollah’s actions, they will remain silent like a silent shaytan.

      remember many [not all but many] of those deported have connections to hizbollah.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah its sad how more dirt is coming back to Lebanon.

  • Fauzia45

    These people for sure are the victims of politicians who are pursuing their political interests and the interests of their allies!They are struggling for power and do not think of the consequences!!People have to pay for their ruthless actions their passionate fiery speeches!!

  • Anonymous

    These people for sure are the victims of politicians who are pursuing their political interests and the interests of their allies!They are struggling for power and do not think of the consequences!!People have to pay for their ruthless actions their passionate fiery speeches!!

  • libnan1

    Hariri is worried about his investments not so much about the Lebanese. How can a majority Shite country be ruled by a sunni minority? How can HA get to an island that is a base for the 5 th fleet? Just another excuse …

    • Beiruti

      You totally changed the subject. Do you know how to read? Next time you should read the article.

  • Anonymous

    Hariri is worried about his investments not so much about the Lebanese. How can a majority Shite country be ruled by a sunni minority? How can HA get to an island that is a base for the 5 th fleet? Just another excuse …

    • Anonymous

      You totally changed the subject. Do you know how to read? Next time you should read the article.