French envoy: It is not the end of the world if STL indicts Hezbollah members

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French Ambassador to Lebanon Denis Pietton said in an interview with An-Nahar newspaper published on Thursday, that “it would not be the end of the world” if Hezbollah members were indicted by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL).

Tension escalated in Lebanon after reports said that the STL will soon issue its indictment into the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. last July, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said that the tribunal is “an Israeli project” that will indict Hezbollah members.

“Hezbollah, as a party, will not be accused of Rafik Hariri’s murder if Hezbollah members are indicted,” Pietton said, adding that France wants to keep dealing with the party.

Pietton also said that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s October visit to Lebanon raises concerns for France.

“There are fears of what Ahmadinejad’s stances might raise, especially when he visits South Lebanon,” the French ambassador said, voicing concerns that the Iranian president might make a tense speech against Israel near the Fatima Gate along the border.

“We cannot predict Israel’s reaction to Ahmadinejad’s visit, or if the visit could cause frustration in South Lebanon , where UNIFIL forces are operating,” he added.

Media outlets reported that the Iranian president will visit South Lebanon around mid-October to inaugurate a garden at the Fatima Gate near the borders with Israel.

The Iranian-sponsored garden along the Lebanese-Israeli border has drawn protests from Tel Aviv, which has objected to tree-planting near the border.

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13 responses to “French envoy: It is not the end of the world if STL indicts Hezbollah members”

  1. For the French nothing is end of the world!!!, because they are bunch of losers always, ignoring the Nazis build up of arms in WW2 wasn’t the end of the world for them , they could have easily attacked Germany in 1937 and smashed them , but it wasn’t the end of the world ? yes it was , it costed the world 5 years war and 50 million dead because of their idiocy , and what happened after the German entered Paris and conquer them and they became collaborators , even then it wasn’t the end of the world, what losers, who ever count on them will lose , and the American are right when they say bunch of French Fries, they have no appreciation for what the American did to them . Look in Lebanon they inflated the head of Aoun in 1989 and he got so excited and open fire on the Syrian because of the French (if you recall Frenhc M visite him to give him support) and the French fleet approached the coast, but what happened by the end , Aounl left ton a submarine for exile,how you can count on people that eat 400 kind of Cheese as De Gaulle said

  2. For the French nothing is end of the world!!!, because they are bunch of losers always, ignoring the Nazis build up of arms in WW2 wasn’t the end of the world for them , they could have easily attacked Germany in 1937 and smashed them , but it wasn’t the end of the world ? yes it was , it costed the world 5 years war and 50 million dead because of their idiocy , and what happened after the German entered Paris and conquer them and they became collaborators , even then it wasn’t the end of the world, what losers, who ever count on them will lose , and the American are right when they say bunch of French Fries, they have no appreciation for what the American did to them . Look in Lebanon they inflated the head of Aoun in 1989 and he got so excited and open fire on the Syrian because of the French (if you recall Frenhc M visite him to give him support) and the French fleet approached the coast, but what happened by the end , Aounl left ton a submarine for exile,how you can count on people that eat 400 kind of Cheese as De Gaulle said

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    For the French nothing is end of the world!!!, because they are bunch of losers always, ignoring the Nazis build up of arms in WW2 wasn’t the end of the world for them , they could have easily attacked Germany in 1937 and smashed them , but it wasn’t the end of the world ? yes it was , it costed the world 5 years war and 50 million dead because of their idiocy , and what happened after the German entered Paris and conquer them and they became collaborators , even then it wasn’t the end of the world, what losers, who ever count on them will lose , and the American are right when they say bunch of French Fries, they have no appreciation for what the American did to them . Look in Lebanon they inflated the head of Aoun in 1989 and he got so excited and open fire on the Syrian because of the French (if you recall Frenhc M visite him to give him support) and the French fleet approached the coast, but what happened by the end , Aounl left ton a submarine for exile,how you can count on people that eat 400 kind of Cheese as De Gaulle said

  4. Jean Jacques Francois Avatar
    Jean Jacques Francois

    Thank you France, we really appreciate your sharp insight and ability to calm an entire nation. Perhaps an armed militia taking over the entire country, and selectively persecuting it’s enemies under the age old accusation of espionage, is not what France considers to be the “end of the world” for Lebanon. Two things are increasingly clear: Lebanon has no allies in the international community, and the French are best suited in trying to reclaim the food capital of the world title from Spain.

    1. very good article,you need to be a total dumb to count on such nation, even Hariri employed so many French citizens in his companies. what you can expect the American freed their country from the Nazis and they are full of hate to the Americans, typpical French ,users!!!

  5. Jean Jacques Francois Avatar
    Jean Jacques Francois

    Thank you France, we really appreciate your sharp insight and ability to calm an entire nation. Perhaps an armed militia taking over the entire country, and selectively persecuting it’s enemies under the age old accusation of espionage, is not what France considers to be the “end of the world” for Lebanon. Two things are increasingly clear: Lebanon has no allies in the international community, and the French are best suited in trying to reclaim the food capital of the world title from Spain.

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      very good article,you need to be a total dumb to count on such nation, even Hariri employed so many French citizens in his companies. what you can expect the American freed their country from the Nazis and they are full of hate to the Americans, typpical French ,users!!!

  6. “Hezbollah, as a party, will not be accused of Rafik Hariri’s murder if Hezbollah members are indicted,” Pietton said, adding that France wants to keep dealing with the party…..Pietton needs to see a psychiatrist! It’s like saying “if an Iranian commander/guard assassinates Obama…Iran’s government will not be accused” Based on this philosophy Monsieur Pietton, then every gov’t. entity in the world should use ‘insiders’ to do their dirty work and that will be just fine. What is going on with this world!

  7. “Hezbollah, as a party, will not be accused of Rafik Hariri’s murder if Hezbollah members are indicted,” Pietton said, adding that France wants to keep dealing with the party…..Pietton needs to see a psychiatrist! It’s like saying “if an Iranian commander/guard assassinates Obama…Iran’s government will not be accused” Based on this philosophy Monsieur Pietton, then every gov’t. entity in the world should use ‘insiders’ to do their dirty work and that will be just fine. What is going on with this world!

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    “Hezbollah, as a party, will not be accused of Rafik Hariri’s murder if Hezbollah members are indicted,” Pietton said, adding that France wants to keep dealing with the party…..

    Pietton needs to see a psychiatrist! It’s like saying “if an Iranian commander/guard assassinates Obama…Iran’s government will not be accused” What is going on with this world!

  9. josephphd Avatar

    mr pietton how could members that earn few hundred dollars a month afford a highly suffisticated car bomb that cost few million dollars? this dose,nt make sense a 5 year old kid would tell you you are wrong a suffisticated car bomb that killed mp rafik harriri that cost millions of dollars could have only came from a rich oil country like iran and was given to those members as they were ordered to do there job and set it up to explode and killed mp harriri it has to be iran involved because they are the country of interrest mp harriri is a muslim sunni and iran is majority shia,s and they want to controle lebanon and start there dream of the persian empire and mp harriri was in there way and they had to remove him;

  10. josephphd Avatar

    mr pietton how could members that earn few hundred dollars a month afford a highly suffisticated car bomb that cost few million dollars? this dose,nt make sense a 5 year old kid would tell you you are wrong a suffisticated car bomb that killed mp rafik harriri that cost millions of dollars could have only came from a rich oil country like iran and was given to those members as they were ordered to do there job and set it up to explode and killed mp harriri it has to be iran involved because they are the country of interrest mp harriri is a muslim sunni and iran is majority shia,s and they want to controle lebanon and start there dream of the persian empire and mp harriri was in there way and they had to remove him;

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    mr pietton how could a members that earn few hundred dollars a month afford a highly suffisticated car bomb that cost few million dollars? this dose,nt make sense a 5 year old kid would tell you you are wrong a suffisticated car bomb that killed mp rafik harriri that cost millions of dollars could have only came from a rich oil country like iran and was given to those members as they were ordered to do there job and set it up to explode and killed mp harriri it has to be iran involved because they are the coutry of interrest mp harriri is a muslim sunni and iran is majority shia,s and they want to controle lebanon and start there dream of the persian empire and mp harriri was in there way and they had to remove him

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