Jalili met Hezbollah chief , headed to Syria to meet Assad

As was widely expected the visiting secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council and its chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili met Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday , National News Agency reported without revealing the time and location of the meeting.

NNA also reported that the two reviewed the latest developments in the region, particularly in Lebanon and Syria.

Jalili arrived in Beirut on Monday where he met with the top Lebanese officials and left Tuesday to Damascus where he met with the embattled Syrian president Bashar al Assad.

Jalili’s trip was criticized by former PM Saad Hariri and Progressive Socialist party leader MP Walid jumblatt.

“ He ( Jalili) is unwelcome in this critical period during which the Syrian people are suffering the most horrible types of massacres and destruction at the hands of Bashar Assad’s regime and its foreign protectors.” Hariri said

“We acknowledge his security and strategic concerns, but instead of spreading weapons here and there he should have catered to the internal affairs of his country, where the price of chicken has become more expensive than rockets”. Jumblatt said in his comments about Jalili’s visit , in a possible reference to the high inflation in Iran ( about 23% ) and the continued devaluation of the Iranian currency “Rial” both of which have reduced the purchasing power of the Iranian people.

Tehran conference on Syria

While in Lebanon Jalili tried to promote a conference in Tehran that will be held this Thursday to discuss the crisis in Syria, but Lebanon turned down the invitation due to its disassociation policy regarding the conflict.

Lebanon also has not attended any meetings of the Friends of Syria group that brings together representatives from mainly Arab and Western states that support the Syrian opposition.

The turmoil in Syria has spilled over into Lebanon in series of deadly border incidents in recent months.

Non-Aligned Nations conference

While Lebanon rejected the invitation for the conference on Syria it accepted the invitation to attend the Non-Aligned nations’ Conference to be held in Tehran at the end of August. Sources at the presidential Palace said Suleiman promised Jalili that he would head Lebanon’s delegation to the conference.

Axis of resistance

In Syria Jalili assured Assad of Iran’s continued support for his regime, which is facing an armed rebellion, as well as high-ranking defections from the government and military ranks.

“Iran will not allow the axis of resistance, of which it considers Syria to be an essential part, to be broken in any way,” Syrian state television quoted Jalili as telling Assad during their meeting in Damascus

The “axis of resistance” refers to Iran, Syria and Lebanon’s Hezbollah which was created by The Iranian Revolutionary Guards in 1982

Hussein Amir-Abdollahian, an Iranian deputy foreign minister in charge of Arab affairs renewed Iran’s position for dialogue between the Syrian government and opposition groups to end the bloody conflict.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that a total halt to the violence, and national dialogue are the solution to controlling the crisis in Syria and to that end Iran is organizing this meeting,” he during at a press conference in Moscow Thursday evening.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PZUP5FQOGLZX2CDKYSMHWI4YRI Omeriko Omeriko

    Hizbullah are no longer “resistance movement” since May 2000 when Israel pulled out of every inch of Lebanese territory. In the last 12 years Hizbullah are basically collaborators of a non-Arab, non-Lebanese fascist foreign superpower that aspires to control the whole ME- which is Iran. 

    Nassrallah can declare day and night that Hizbullah are resistance and their goals are to protect Lebanon or the Palestinians, but every Lebanese knows Hizbullah are thugs, terrorists and collaborators with Iran, who may have been 12 years ago freedom fighters – but not anymore.

    • Sydney Oz

       The jews occupying Palestine did NOT pull “out of every inch of Lebanese territory”!!!! They still occupy parts of South Lebanon known as Shebaa Farms… But East European jews are quite accustomed to stealing Arab land and claiming it as theirs!

      • 5thDrawer

        So … tell them you want a few billion dollars for the farms, and when they pay then forget about them.
        Take that to the Hague. If Israel thinks it’s so important to their defence, they should pay the court costs too.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/PZUP5FQOGLZX2CDKYSMHWI4YRI Omeriko Omeriko

        I agree that Israel should return the Shebaa Farms (to who? Syria or Lebanon? we don’t know). BUT – Syria should return all of the lands, houses and property of tens of thousands of Jews from Aleppo, Damascus and other cities. Those Jews had to run for their lives and become refugees in Israel and in Latin America since the 1940th.

        Also Iraq and Egypt have to do the same. You may have forgotten but Arab-Jewish Naqba took place BEFORE 1948 war. the Hebrew word for refugee camps for the Jews from Arab countries is “Maabara” – hundreds of thousands of Arab-speaking jews lived in “Maabarot” in the 1940th-1950th. Actually Palestinian leader Haj Amin Al Husseiny who was a friend of Hitler (check in Wikipedia) incited Syrians, Iraqis and Egyptians and also European muslims in Bosnia to murder Jews since the 1930th-1940th.

        I support a Palestinian state. I oppose Jewish settlements in Palestinian areas and I’m sorry for the damages Israel did to Lebanon in the past. But please don’t make Arabs and Palestinians total saints, they share part of the blame.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PZUP5FQOGLZX2CDKYSMHWI4YRI Omeriko Omeriko

    Hizbullah are no longer “resistance movement” since May 2000 when Israel pulled out of every inch of Lebanese territory. In the last 12 years Hizbullah are basically collaborators of a non-Arab, non-Lebanese fascist foreign superpower that aspires to control the whole ME- which is Iran. 

    Nassrallah can declare day and night that Hizbullah are resistance and their goals are to protect Lebanon or the Palestinians, but every Lebanese knows Hizbullah are thugs, terrorists and collaborators with Iran, who may have been 12 years ago freedom fighters – but not anymore.

    • Sydney Oz

       The jews occupying Palestine did NOT pull “out of every inch of Lebanese territory”!!!! They still occupy parts of South Lebanon known as Shebaa Farms… But East European jews are quite accustomed to stealing Arab land and claiming it as theirs!

      • 5thDrawer

        So … tell them you want a few billion dollars for the farms, and when they pay then forget about them.
        Take that to the Hague. If Israel thinks it’s so important to their defence, they should pay the court costs too.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/PZUP5FQOGLZX2CDKYSMHWI4YRI Omeriko Omeriko

        I agree that Israel should return the Shebaa Farms (to who? Syria or Lebanon? we don’t know). BUT – Syria should return all of the lands, houses and property of tens of thousands of Jews from Aleppo, Damascus and other cities. Those Jews had to run for their lives and become refugees in Israel and in Latin America since the 1940th.

        Also Iraq and Egypt have to do the same. You may have forgotten but Arab-Jewish Naqba took place BEFORE 1948 war. the Hebrew word for refugee camps for the Jews from Arab countries is “Maabara” – hundreds of thousands of Arab-speaking jews lived in “Maabarot” in the 1940th-1950th. Actually Palestinian leader Haj Amin Al Husseiny who was a friend of Hitler (check in Wikipedia) incited Syrians, Iraqis and Egyptians and also European muslims in Bosnia to murder Jews since the 1930th-1940th.

        I support a Palestinian state. I oppose Jewish settlements in Palestinian areas and I’m sorry for the damages Israel did to Lebanon in the past. But please don’t make Arabs and Palestinians total saints, they share part of the blame.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PZUP5FQOGLZX2CDKYSMHWI4YRI Omeriko Omeriko

    Hizbullah are no longer “resistanse movement” since May 2000 when Israel pulled out of every inch of Lebanese territory. In the last 12 years Hizbullah are basically collaborators of a non-Arab, non-Lebanese fascist foreign superpower that aspires to control the whole ME- which is Iran. 

    Nassrallah can declare day and night that Hizbullah are resistanse and their goals are to protect Lebanon or the Palestinians, but every Lebanese knows Hizbullah are thugs, terrorists and collaborators with Iran, who may have been 12 years ago freedom fighters. 

    • Sydney Oz

       The jews occupying Palestine did NOT pull “out of every inch of Lebanese territory”!!!! They still occupy parts of South Lebanon known as Shebaa Farms… But East European jews are quite accustomed to stealing Arab land and claiming it as theirs!

      • 5thDrawer

        So … tell them you want a few billion dollars for the farms, and when they pay then forget about them.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/PZUP5FQOGLZX2CDKYSMHWI4YRI Omeriko Omeriko

        I agree that Israel should return the Shebaa Farms (to who? Syria or Lebanon? we don’t know). BUT – Syria should return all of the lands, houses and property of tens of thousands of Jews from Aleppo, Damascus and other cities. Those Jews had to run for their lives and become refugees in Israel and in Latin America since the 1940th. T

        Also Iraq and Egypt have to do the same. You may have forgotten but Arab-Jewish Naqba took place BEFORE 1948 war. he jewish word for refugee camps for the Jews from Arab countries is “Maabara” – hundreds of thousands of Arab-speaking jews lived in “Maabarot” in the 1940th-1950th. Actually Palestinian leader Haj Amin Al Husseiny who was a friend of Hitler (check in Wikipedia) incited Syrians, Iraqis and Egyptians and also European muslims in Bosnia to murder Jews since the 1930th-1940th.

        I support a Palestinian state. I oppose Jewish settlements in Palestinian areas and I’m sorry for the damages Israel did to Lebanon in the past. But please don’t make Arabs and Palestinians total saints, they share part of the blame. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TAYJSYCECZXQQ3PDZ2Q4NII65A C S

    Walla, look at that fake window in the picture. Who needs or has a window, when they are six stories underground, sharing space with the rats?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZKXEPKNMCQIO6EL2XBY7UN5QEA Mark

      Is that a window? It has an odd visual quality, in fact I took it for an oversize picture frame, with the picture obscured for some reason. The window/picture is at an angle compared to the table at which the two individuals at seated—was the window put in at an angle? does the floor slope? does the table have a short leg, perhaps gnawed off by a rat?

      • 5thDrawer

        Actually it is a picture … of text basically … an old hand-written list of all the things they keep trying to do that fail over and over again. ;-)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZKXEPKNMCQIO6EL2XBY7UN5QEA Mark

      Is that a window? It has an odd visual quality, in fact I took it for an oversize picture frame, with the picture obscured for some reason. The window/picture is at an angle compared to the table at which the two individuals at seated—was the window put in at an angle? does the floor slope? does the table have a short leg, perhaps gnawed off by a rat?

      • 5thDrawer

        Actually it is a picture … of text basically … an old hand-written list of all the things they keep trying to do that fail over and over again. ;-)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TAYJSYCECZXQQ3PDZ2Q4NII65A C S

    Walla, look at that fake window in the picture. Who needs or has a window, when they are six stories underground, sharing space with the rats?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZKXEPKNMCQIO6EL2XBY7UN5QEA Mark

      Is that a window? It has an odd visual quality, in fact I took it for an oversize picture frame, with the picture obscured for some reason. The window/picture is at an angle compared to the table at which the two individuals at seated—was the window put in at an angle? does the floor slope? does the table have a short leg, perhaps gnawed off by a rat?

      • 5thDrawer

        Actually it is a picture … of text basically … an old hand-written list of all the things they keep trying to do that fail over and over again. ;-)

  • 5thDrawer

    The “axis of resistance” to sanity and logic.

  • 5thDrawer

    The “axis of resistance” to sanity and logic.

  • 5thDrawer

    The “axis of resistance” to sanity and logic.

  • plomca

    Axis of Evil: Hezbollah, Iran and Syria

    Nothing but a bunch of criminals/terrorists trying to act like a politicians. These may be the most corrupt politicians in the world, inflicting harm to those oppose them and especially to their own people. Nothing for them to serve the betterment of the world, but to their selfish selves through their criminal/terrorist acts they spread in the region.

    • Mahdi Kenaani

       If they are criminals/terrorists, why are you still alive then?

      • 5thDrawer

        They need someone to make money on, Mahdi, and to feed them. Can you see these guys trying to grow food?
        ;-)

  • plomca

    Axis of Evil: Hezbollah, Iran and Syria

    Nothing but a bunch of criminals/terrorists trying to act like a politicians. These may be the most corrupt politicians in the world, inflicting harm to those oppose them and especially to their own people. Nothing for them to serve the betterment of the world, but to their selfish selves through their criminal/terrorist acts they spread in the region.

    • Mahdi Kenaani

       If they are criminals/terrorists, why are you still alive then?

  • plomca

    Axis of Evil: Hezbollah, Iran and Syria

    Nothing but a bunch of criminals/terrorists trying to act like a politicians. These may be the most corrupt politicians in the world, inflicting harm to those oppose them and especially to their own people. Nothing for them to serve the betterment of the world, but to their selfish selves through their criminal/terrorist acts they spread in the region.

    • Mahdi Kenaani

       If they are criminals/terrorists, why are you still alive then?

      • 5thDrawer

        They need someone to make money on, Mahdi, and to feed them. Can you see these guys trying to grow food? ;-)