Chatah: No one in Lebanon wants to destabilize Syrian security


“There are those who to blame the Syrian uprising on outside forces and it appears they mean Lebanon,” MP Mohammad Chatah, adviser to caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s said on Friday.

“Any sane Lebanese person wants a good situation in Syria, just as the Syrian people who are deciding their own fate want a good situation in their country ,” he told LBC.

“The danger is that some are trying to complicate the relationship with Syria more than in past years,” he said, addressing recent allegations from Syria and the Lebanese March 8 coalition that the Future Movement is involved in Syrian unrest.

“Anyone contributing to any destruction in Syria would have lost their mind. I am sure that no one in Lebanon wants to destabilize Syrian security. As for accusations of other states like Saudi Arabia, these are not serious accusations.”

If there is any serious evidence that Future bloc MP Jamal al-Jarrah was involved in funding terrorists in Syria, the Syrian authorities should follow up on the matter, Chatah added

Three suspects testified Wednesday on Syrian state television that they received arms and weapons from abroad to fuel a wave of protests in the country, naming Jarrah as a funder.

Hezbollah’s parliamentary bloc accused the Future Movement of involvement in Syrian protests in a statement issued on Thursday.

Jarrah and the Future Movement have denied the allegations. Now Lebanon