FM holds Lebanon responsible for Hezbollah’s drone

Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour stressed on Sunday that Lebanon will have to assume the responsibility for launching the Iranian-made Hezbollah drone into Israel’s airspace because the country is in confrontation with Israel.

“Lebanon will definitely assume responsibility for Hezbollah’s recent action because the country is in confrontation with Israel,” he said

“This is not about Hezbollah, but about an ongoing Israeli violation against Lebanon through its occupation of Lebanese territories,” he added

He stressed that launching the drone into Israel’s airspace does not violate UN resolution 1701, which was intended to resolve the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war.

In an interview with An Nahar , Mansour said: “Israel has violated the resolution tens of thousands of times since its adoption in 2006. Israel has no excuse to retaliate against Hezbollah’s action because it is constantly practicing aggression against Lebanon.

Mansour, who represents the Amal movement in the cabinet is a close ally of the Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group. He has been accused by March 14 opposition on several occasions of acting on orders from Iran and Syria

Risky mission

On the other hand Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri criticized in remarks published on Saturday Hezbollah’s decision to send a drone into Israel, describing it as an “uncalculated adventure.”

“I welcome President Michel Suleiman’s approach that reflects deep concern that is shared by all of the Lebanese with regard to the uncalculated adventures Hezbollah wants to drag Lebanon into,” Hariri said in a statement issued to An-Nahar newspaper.

Hezbollah chief has admitted recently sending a drone into Israeli airspace that was later downed by Israel and vowed that the operation will not be its last.

“During these delicate hours in the region, all loyal Lebanese and those who oppose endangering Lebanon’s national interests … whether its commitment to international resolutions, particularly [UNSCR] 1701, or involving Lebanese in the Syria crisis by fighting alongside the Syrian regime should bear their historic responsibilities so that everyone realizes once and for all that Lebanon is not a unmanned drone,” Hariri added.

Hezbollah has been accused by Syrian rebels of assisting the Syrian regime in its brutal crackdown against the Syrian people. Several Hezbollah fighters have been recently killed in Syria and buried in Lebanon

  • Hannibal

    Israel will respond to the drone violation… Hezbollah will hide in the bunkers and the poor civilians will pay the price.

    • Lebanon1o452

      hannibal ya ibni, hallak tifham inno hayda killo timsil bi timsil

    • breakthemould

       And make no mistake about it. And if Mansour fleds to Syria he will need to be sure to go to a hospital which has not been already destroyed by his friends – The Regime- with their migs or helicopters. The enemies of humanity. Where does Mansour live and were does he pray and what has he learned at school. These people are not fit to be in government, they should be selling falafel on the pavement not in charge of us, for God’s sake let alone our lives and safety.

  • Hannibal

    Israel will respond to the drone violation… Hezbollah will hide in the bunkers and the poor civilians will pay the price.

    • Lebanon1o452

      hannibal ya ibni, hallak tifham inno hayda killo timsil bi timsil

    • breakthemould

       And make no mistake about it. And if Mansour fleds to Syria he will need to be sure to go to a hospital which has not been already destroyed by his friends – The Regime- with their migs or helicopters. The enemies of humanity. Where does Mansour live and were does he pray and what has he learned at school. These people are not fit to be in government, they should be selling falafel on the pavement not in charge of us, for God’s sake let alone our lives and safety.

  • freevoice2242

    This is one of the puppets in the governemnt who should sacked and thrown to jail for putting all Lebanon in danger , Mr. FM Mansour you are nothing but a puppet to Hezbollah and you will be gone to hell, Allah willing

    • breakthemould

       Blame him not. blame his bosses. He is the idiot diplomat. I wonder how he got the job. I would love to read his CV. Does any one in this forum know more about him?????

      • breakthemould

         My primary school teacher knows not to say such things. Come to think of it, the bus driver knows that what he says is not clever. Egypt, Jordan have better army than Lebanon and they don’t say such things. It is an Ahmadi Najat shool of diplomacy.

  • freevoice2242

    This is one of the puppets in the governemnt who should sacked and thrown to jail for putting all Lebanon in danger , Mr. FM Mansour you are nothing but a puppet to Hezbollah and you will be gone to hell, Allah willing

    • breakthemould

       Blame him not. blame his bosses. He is the idiot diplomat. I wonder how he got the job. I would love to read his CV. Does any one in this forum know more about him?????

      • breakthemould

         My primary school teacher knows not to say such things. Come to think of it, the bus driver knows that what he says is not clever. Egypt, Jordan have better army than Lebanon and they don’t say such things. It is an Ahmadi Najat shool of diplomacy.

  • Beauty-Full-Lebanon

    Iranians are patriots, they will fight Israel till the last Lebanese citizen!!

    • Lebanon1o452

      inta fen wel houbbi fen; lok wen ba3dak; do you really believe israel will fight iran; lol; big joke
      listen
      this situation is a situation of dream to israel
      the enemies of israel killing each other
      so
      you want us to believe that
      israel is going to disrupt this
      lol
      are you joking or what?
      let me give you more details
      if israel feels hizbollah is going to lose israel will give hizbollah weapons
      capito
      bloggers here are hard to understand
      i dont know how to draw it for themk so they understand what is happening

      • breakthemould

         Hear Hear – France occupied Syria for 25 years. Total no of Syrians killed by the French over 25 years 622 persons. Assad in 18 months 32,000 Syrian killed. Every day is Dair Yasin in Syria. The French soldiers never entered a mosque when chasing rebels. Syrian Assad regime goes to mosques and blows hospitals as well as kill doctors treating children as well as kill the children and torture them. Bll rooh,m bill dam nafdeeka ya Bashar. Why on earth do they sing it. Foooooooooools

  • Beauty-Full-Lebanon

    Iranians are patriots, they will fight Israel till the last Lebanese citizen!!

    • Lebanon1o452

      inta fen wel houbbi fen; lok wen ba3dak; do you really believe israel will fight iran; lol; big joke
      listen
      this situation is a situation of dream to israel
      the enemies of israel killing each other
      so
      you want us to believe that
      israel is going to disrupt this
      lol
      are you joking or what?
      let me give you more details
      if israel feels hizbollah is going to lose israel will give hizbollah weapons
      capito
      bloggers here are hard to understand
      i dont know how to draw it for themk so they understand what is happening

      • breakthemould

         Hear Hear – France occupied Syria for 25 years. Total no of Syrians killed by the French over 25 years 622 persons. Assad in 18 months 32,000 Syrian killed. Every day is Dair Yasin in Syria. The French soldiers never entered a mosque when chasing rebels. Syrian Assad regime goes to mosques and blows hospitals as well as kill doctors treating children as well as kill the children and torture them. Bll rooh,m bill dam nafdeeka ya Bashar. Why on earth do they sing it. Foooooooooools