Lebanon PM’s brother backs resignation, blasts Iran and Hezbollah

hariri in terview in RiyadhPrime Minister Saad Hariri’s older brother has broken his silence over the premier’s mysterious resignation, saying he supports his brother’s decision.

In his first public statement, Bahaa Hariri blasted Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah.

The statement from Bahaa Hariri’s office was sent to The Associated Press Wednesday. In it, the elder Hariri accuses Hezbollah of seeking “to take control of Lebanon.” He also expressed gratitude to Saudi Arabia for “decades of support” for Lebanon’s national institutions.

 Bahaa Hariri’s name has been mentioned in Lebanese media reports as a possible Saudi-backed candidate to replace his brother, who announced his resignation from the Saudi capital on Nov. 4.
Prime Minister Saad Hariri's older brother  Bahaa  (R) broke  his silence Wednesday over the premier's mysterious resignation, saying he supports his brother's decision to step down over the growing demands and actions of Hezbollah.
Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s older brother Bahaa (R) broke his silence Wednesday over the premier’s mysterious resignation, saying he supports his brother’s decision to step down over the growing demands and actions of Hezbollah.

In a phone call with the AP Wednesday, Bahaa Hariri declined to comment further.

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  • Danny Farah

    Enough of this B.S. Lebanon needs to demand Hariri comes back with his family and not alone. This way we can be more confident we get a less pressured explanation instead of being under Saudi arabia control. If his family left behind then I don’t trust the Saudi Bin Salman. Saudi needs to come clean but unfortunately the whole middle east is controlled by few so called leaders. If Saudi decided to kick Lebanese it will be disastrous and I am sure Hezbollah and Iran would love nothing to see Lebanese suffer at the hands of the Saudis. Anyway so far Iran and it’s proxies are winning the war and Saudi Arabia is getting sucked into the trap instead of acting responsibly.

  • Hind Abyad

    YaLibnan give us REAL news the whole planet knows Hariri was reading a script written by the Saudis, so stop it we’re not sheep.. you’re a traitor promoting War
    on Lebanon, flooding the place with Zionists trolls while the Lebanese left YaLibnan.

    ‘Secret Leaked Israeli Cable Confirm Israeli-Saudi Coordination To Provoke War’
    The classified embassy cable, written in Hebrew, constitutes the first formal evidence proving that the Saudis and Israelis are deliberately coordinating to escalate the situation in the Middle East.

    I published on channel 10 a cable sent to Israeli diplomats asking to lobby for Saudis/Hariri and against Hezbollah.
    The cable sent from the MFA in Jerusalem [Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs] to
    all Israeli embassies toes the Saudi line regarding the Hariri resignation.
    The Israeli diplomats were instructed to demarch their host governments over the domestic political situation in Lebanon – a very rare move.

    The cable said: “You need to stress that the Hariri resignation shows how dangerous Iran and Hezbollah are for Lebanon’s security.”
    “Hariri’s resignation proves wrong the argument that Hezbollah participation in the government stabilizes Lebanon,” the cable added.
    The cable instructed Israeli diplomats to support Saudi Arabia over its war with the Houthis in Yemen. The cable also stressed: “The missile launch by the Houthis towards Riyadh calls for applying more pressure on Iran & Hezbollah.”

    http://www.mintpressnews.com/leaked-israeli-cable-confirms-israeli-saudi-coordination-provoke-war/234188/
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2549103913c87f20115c93645ccce33b951f2e12e373b1ea61c1b462a08594c3.jpg Barak Ravid ✔@BarakRavid

  • Y K

    Michael Totten – who is as far ideologically removed from the “Resistance” as it gets, thinks Hezbollah’s version of the Hariri saga might be close to the truth:

    http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/michael-j-totten/lebanon%E2%80%99s-prime-minister-saudi-hostage

  • Hind Abyad

    “IDF CHIEF: ISRAEL IS READY TO SHARE INTELLIGENCE ON IRAN WITH SAUDI ARABIA.” https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b044a0d15ae78dcb9430eae47e7a87f3a0192e9d7ed0f449bd32768ff8e7ecc9.jpg

    “He said Israel and Saudi Arabia are in complete agreement about Iran’s intentions.
    He also noted that Israel and Saudi Arabia have never fought each other.
    Eisenkot said that Israel’s military situation has never been better.
    He said that was why it is “highly regarded by the moderate countries in the region.” (ouch..aie..))
    https://southfront.org/idf-chief-israel-is-ready-to-share-intelligence-on-iran-with-saudi-arabia/

    Really Israel?
    2016-Attacks on schools and hospitals and the denial of humanitarian assistance
    to children continue to occur. The UN verified 51 attacks on education facilities, including schools and personnel.”

    Sixty-three health facilities were attacked, the U.N. verified, and basic“services and infrastructure in Yemen are on the verge of total collapse.”
    According to a report from UNICEF, the bombing campaign has taken an extraordinary toll on the civilian population in Yemen:

    • Rudy1947

      The enemy of my enemy is my friend. The Israelis and Saudis can work together, albeit temporarily, to combat their mutual threat. Not unprecedented in history.

      Removing Iran from Yemen would be a good start in ending the humanitarian disaster you refer to. Iran doesn’t care about the people, just the location.

      • Niemals

        The Israelis and Saudis & Co. can work together, to combat a mutual threat.
        However not when Hind is around https://twitter.com/AbyadHind/status/931200143558348800

        • doron

          In my opinion,Its the most stupid thing to do.
          siding with any side in this regional conflict has no logic. We’re not muslim, this is not our fight and there is no point in empowering one fanatic sect over the other fanatic sect. Isis or hezbolah, iran or sa is same and we know what would happen later, our new “allies” would turn on us in their never ending quest for “holy wars”.
          I’d like to believe any cooperation is on a tactical level and not strategic level.

          • Hind Abyad

            Right.

          • Niemals

            That is the problem, you are not muslim, and they are not Jews.
            The Hagar syndrom….

        • Hind Abyad

          Good, losing you preciousness time;-)

        • Hind Abyad
          • Rudy1947

            JPost already ran the article hours ago.

            “We are ready to exchange experiences with Saudi Arabia and other moderate Arab countries and exchange intelligence information confront Iran,” Eisenkot told the Elaph newspaper, adding that “there are many shared interests between us and Saudi Arabia.”

            http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/IDF-Chief-of-Staff-Israel-willing-to-share-intelligence-with-Saudis-514438

          • Hind Abyad

            I know…but i posted not you.

          • Rudy1947

            You get a cookie.

          • Hind Abyad

            cookie gets one half for posting it

          • Rudy1947

            No I’m Rudy. You get the cookie and I get the rest of the bag. Chocolate chip or raspberry filled?

          • Hind Abyad

            OK.

          • Rudy1947

            Can’t have both.

          • Hind Abyad

            no chocolate…

          • Hind Abyad

            You can have both, cook & MaImequer0 reunited. Yellow rag’s first post, million times Sweetiee same shit, but you immediately gave him likes.

            An unknown could have waited or consider it, at least ‘weird’.. or bizarre, his sick brain has frozen in time as in dementia, raging hate, repeating same illogical imaginary
            life of lesbian aunts..incest with my (Lebanese) cousins..
            You liked? Not normal just for different opinions.

            “MaImequer0 . Hind Abyad • 2 years ago
            LOL sweetie… more of the usual crazy lies… And, there is now way that you have a husband or son (you are far too ugly, inside and out).. unless of course they are imaginary like all your other fictional characters…
            However, your terrorist supporting hate can get you in jail now, C51… and, even better, C24, you can be kicked out of Montreal and Canada!!! No anchor baby, real or imagined, and no fake Canadian husband can save you now!!! LOL Nobody cares that you used to sleep with your cousins and it’s not to hard to imagine why your lesbian aunts abandoned you.
            But you are correct on one point… Cookie, Barabie and I did and I did issue orders to Harper, We reminded him that we own Canada and he promised to do exactly as we say.
            •Reply•Share ›

            Hind Abyad . Guest • 2 years ago
            So you think it’s “weird” he’s in Montreal.. ..!
            I see, you read John Gilbert Aka Macro thief and stalker ‘O’ partner threats? Haha ..gave me till Monday last Weekend.

            Two enemies..humm.. who’s stalking who?
            Making things worst cookie?
            I see no friendship loyalty here :))
            •Reply•Share ›

            O . Hind Abyad • 2 years ago
            Sweetie it wasn’t a threat but a promise. Contact the Canadian government.
            •Reply•Share ›

            Hind Abyad . O • 2 years ago
            Contact ISIS
            •Reply•Share ›”

          • Rainbow Sponge

            You slept with your cousins? that is disgusting, even for you ☻☻☻

          • Rainbow Sponge

            MaImequer0 Hind Abyad • 2 years ago

            Oh sweetie… not loved??? LOL, I know a freak in Montreal that is not loved, even her two lesbian aunts couldn’t stand her and moved away… she’s all alone now, living in a fantasy world full of imaginary characters….. LOL!!!☻

          • Hind Abyad

            yalibnan maimequer0 hebalba • 3 years ago sweetie… there is a reason that this is called the ‘public domain’… if you want your own private chat-room, go make one and lurk in solitary. it’s clear that you do not fit-in to society in your host country and are desperately longing for a place to ‘belong’.

          • Hind Abyad

            “vs – Hind Abyad • 2 years ago
            breaking the silence”, LOL. These far leflists cannot stop expressing their crap and hatered. “Visiting Australia to promote the book “Our Harsh Logic” Lol. Try don’t to be fool, you are selfinsulting
            •Reply•Share › ”
            vs doesn’t “speak” Barabia O here with her Avatar.. hhhh
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/800e8c65dbb9ba4b4cd0d5bdc45f3994fb38a23c2889ab4aa118dde2e5fd1445.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/09863a45c4e51daa4a55f96f91e49ea30bf627d2b842b0621650687c356fd5f8.jpg

          • vs

            Hi Hind, i’m on notjerusalempost https://disqus.com/home/channel/notthejerusalempost/
            enemy territory for you

          • Hind Abyad

            You were blocked return to your cage good bye

          • vs

            Your stupid ugly brain is blocked from spiritual fecundation, you are with OmegaHell capable only to mental castration and masturbation

          • Hind Abyad
        • Hind Abyad

          Sooo???

      • Hind Abyad

        This is a War room, simple minded are nefarious.

        “Analysis Saudi Arabia Is Opening a New Front Against Iran, and Wants Israel to Do Its Dirty Work
        The Sunni kingdom is trying to shift the battlefield from Syria to Lebanon. This may lead to a chain reaction”

        https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.822032

        • Rudy1947

          “The complete Saudi plan, if it exists, has not been revealed yet. ”

          Key words “if it exists”. Play games on twitter, not with me.

          read more: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.822032

          • Hind Abyad

            No hollywoodiana for me i don’t play games, thanks cookie

    • Rainbow Sponge

      Wow sweetie, I just got a wire from Mossad saying that you are off your medication again. I have some catching up to do,, 514 posts from you, and that’s just from today…LOL!!! Puff some coffee for a while, I’ll get back to you….☻

  • Hind Abyad

    How can world leaders end Yemen’s crisis? – Inside Story
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdYzMmcG478

    • Rainbow Sponge

      “How can world leaders end Yemen’s crisis?”

      By kicking Iran out of Yemen the way they kicked out Saddam’s forces from Kuwait in 1991.

  • Rainbow Sponge
  • hendabyad

    ‘On The Verge Of Catastrophe: Saudi Arabia Says Lebanon Declared War’
    With that in mind, here is the statement currently making headlines as reported by Reuters:

    “Saudi Arabia said on Monday that Lebanon had declared war against it because of attacks against the Kingdom by the Lebanese Shi‘ite group Hezbollah.

    Saudi Gulf affairs minister Thamer al-Sabhan told Al-Arabiya TV that Saad
    al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanon’s prime minister on Saturday, had been told that acts of “aggression” by Hezbollah “were considered acts of a declaration of war against Saudi Arabia by Lebanon
    and by the Lebanese Party of the Devil”.

  • Niemals

    What a blow to Hassan Nasrallah and Hezbollah’s supporters – PM Saad Hariri tells President Michel Aoun he will be in Lebanon by Wednesday. (France24/The Daily Star)

    Is it the end of speculations…

  • Hind Abyad

    Netanyahu says he wants to be allied with “moderate” Saudi Arabia.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYejQXT4NaU