The situation of the Lebanese in Bahrain is unbearable, report

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 .

The source said the Lebanese foreign ministry has intensified its discussions with its Bahrain counterpart to try to stop the deportations since the Lebanese expatriates should not pay the price of a political position taken by one party or the other specially since the Lebanese have contributed greatly to the development of Bahrain

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 .

  • ghzayel

    thanks to hizballah chief’s illuminating speeches and his disastrous interference in international politics, trying to please his iranian mentors, we ended up in this mess.

    if we continue down this road, letting the foreign policies of lebanon be hijacked by hizballah folks and their government representative minister chami, we will end up antagonizing most of the civilized world, anticipating the forced return of our expats from all over the world.

    if we continue down this road, we will have no other travel destinations except syria, venezuella and iran provided there are no future regime changes in those countries.

  • Anonymous

    thanks to hizballah chief’s illuminating speeches and his disastrous interference in international politics trying to please his iranian mentors, we ended up in this mess.

    if we continue down this road, letting the foreign policies of lebanon be hijacked by hizballah folks and their government representative minister chami, we will end up antagonizing most of the civilized world, anticipating the forced return of our expats from all over the world.

    if we continue down this road, we will have no other destination to travel except syria venezuella and iran provided there is no future regime changes in those countries.