Chamoun holds Nasrallah responsible for Bahraini decision


MP Dori Chamoun, the National Liberal Party leader said in an interview Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Anbaa that the Lebanese government should hold Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah responsible for Bahrain’s decision to suspend flights to Lebanon and to prevent its citizens from visiting Lebanon.

“Nasrallah decides on his own the destiny of the Lebanese government and the Lebanese people,” he said

Nasrallah’s stances are childish and reckless because they threaten the livelihood of thousands of Lebanese people in Gulf countries and put “Lebanon at risk for Sunni-Shiite strife,” Chamoun also said.

“The Lebanese law requires trying Nasrallah and all those who collaborate with him, but fear of arms prevented summoning them by the judiciary because arms’ abilities exceed the capacity of law.”

Bahrain NATIONAL carrier Gulf Air suspended all flights between Bahrain and Lebanon effective Tuesday March 22, in response to the speech of the Hezbollah leader .

During a televised speech via video link on March 19 Nasarllah called the events in Bahrain a “special injustice”. Nasrallah asked whether Arab silence about the repression of protests there is due to sectarian prejudice against the Shiite-majority opposition.

“I ask some in the Arab and Islamic worlds: Why have you remained mum over the tyranny against our people in Bahrain, is it only because they are Shiites?”

He also said Hezbollah is ready to help the protesters.

Many Lebanese in Bahrain are now reportedly facing problems with their residence visas according to reports coming from Manama.

Kuwaiti newspaper As-Seyyasah reported on March 24 that 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.

The paper also quoted an anonymous high-ranking source in Manama as saying, “No Lebanese Shiites with connections – or suspected of connections – to Hezbollah or the Revolutionary Guard will remain in the Gulf. They must understand this from now on.”

Iran is using Hezbollah and Revolutionary Guard members to foment unrest in the island with the goal of eventually occupying it, the source added.