Hariri, Jumblatt criticize Jalili’s visit

Former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri criticized the visit to Lebanon on Monday by the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council and its chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili .

“ He ( Jalili) is unwelcome in this critical period during which the Syrian people are suffering the most horrible types of massacres and destruction at the hands of Bashar Assad’s regime and its foreign protectors.” Hariri said and added

“This visit also contradicts with the interest of the Lebanese people who cannot dissociate themselves from showing solidarity with their brothers in Syria or from the unified Arab stance demanding the resignation of Bashar Assad and an end to the Iranian regime’s interference in the Arab affairs in general and the Syrian and Lebanese affairs in particular.”

Hariri also said he is suspicious about the timing of the visit

“This visit’s objectives are very suspicious at this specific timing that comes after (Syrian Foreign Minister) Walid Mouallem’s trip to Tehran ”

Similarly Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt criticized Jalili’s visit.

“We acknowledge his security and strategic concerns, but instead of spreading weapons here and there he should have catered to the internal affairs of his country, where the price of chicken has become more expensive than rockets”. A possible reference to the high inflation in Iran ( about 23% ) and the continued devaluation of the Iranian currency “Rial” both of which have reduced the purchasing power of the Iranian people.

Jalili first met with President Michel Suleiman at his summer residence in Beiteddine and then held talks with Speaker Nabih Berri in Ain el-Tineh.

He later met with Premier Najib Miqati and Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour .

Jalili also attended an Iranian Embassy iftar on the occasion of Quds Day, which falls on Monday. Some unconfirmed reports indicated that the visiting Iranian official like all others before him may also meet privately with Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.

Like Iran , Hezbollah has been supportive of the crackdown against the pro-democracy protesters by the regime of Syrian president president Bashar al Assad. Over 20,000 Syrians, mainly civilians have been killed in the 17 months uprising according to activists

  • Iran is occupying 3 Arab states by Arab collaborators: Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.

    • dateam

      and what are the saudis doing? and what are the israelis doing? tell us something new

      • Israel currently occupies the West Bank but I assume eventually it would become an independent  Palestinian state. The Golan is a small area with only 20k Druze, some support Assad and some support Israel. Regarding Syria’s civil war- I tend to believe Israel is not involved.

        As for the Saudis, Turks, Qataris – they are inciting violence and jihadism for many years all over the world – Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechnya, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Gaza, radical sunni madrasas in Europe and now arming jihadists in Syria.

        The UK also assists, it seems, sunni jihadists in Lybia and in Syria (while fighting Al Qaeda elswhere – a very strange policy).Russia – indirectly uses Hizbullah, not because Russians like Hizbullah (in fact the Russians hate muslims and attack everyone who looks muslim in Moscow or St. Petersburg) but because they hold Assad and Hizbullah as a card against American, British or Saudi interests.The US – Well, they are naiive, as usual. They destroyed Iraq only to wake up and see it turns into an Iranian province. And they believe that democracy brings peace- a nice dream but far from reality.No one is a saint these days.

        • Mahdi Kenaani

          We know that russians hate muslims, but do you know how much MORE THEY HATE JEWS??
          Please, tell me what they do with the jews in the streets of Moscow and St. Petersburg? As deteam said: tell us something new.

    • Mahdi Kenaani

       And soon they will occupy your country. Run before its late, cause you will be pushed out into the mediterranean sea!! Im just saying…

      • master09

        Well we know who you HATE. You see for me I want PEACE with the JEWS, Iran and many many many others. I have no sides that is the diff between me AND THE REST OF YOU…… I LIVE FOR HUMANITY AND FREEDOM FOR ALL PEOPLE.
        I TAKE NO SIDES. But we all BARK one thing or another……. 

    • Moe2000

       Since when is being allies a occupation?

  • Iran is occupying 3 Arab states by Arab collaborators: Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.

    • dateam

      and what are the saudis doing? and what are the israelis doing? tell us something new

      • Israel currently occupies the West Bank but I assume eventually it would become an independent  Palestinian state. The Golan is a small area with only 20k Druze, some support Assad and some support Israel. Regarding Syria’s civil war- I tend to believe Israel is not involved.

        As for the Saudis, Turks, Qataris – they are inciting violence and jihadism for many years all over the world – Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechnya, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Gaza, radical sunni madrasas in Europe and now arming jihadists in Syria.

        The UK also assists, it seems, sunni jihadists in Lybia and in Syria (while fighting Al Qaeda elswhere – a very strange policy).Russia – indirectly uses Hizbullah, not because Russians like Hizbullah (in fact the Russians hate muslims and attack everyone who looks muslim in Moscow or St. Petersburg) but because they hold Assad and Hizbullah as a card against American, British or Saudi interests.The US – Well, they are naiive, as usual. They destroyed Iraq only to wake up and see it turns into an Iranian province. And they believe that democracy brings peace- a nice dream but far from reality.No one is a saint these days.

        • dateam

          true…yet the sad part is that all this is irrelevant…the big picture here is china and how the americans can contain it economically and militarily…in order to do that they need countries like iran because of the resources china relies on there…mark my word …the future does not look bright at all….regarding syria i think everyone is involved for their own agendas…difference is israel and americans i think want assad to stay they dont mind this situation being prolonged because it weakens the so called axis of iran,syria,hezbollah….they fear the unknown after hes gone

        • Mahdi Kenaani

           We know that russians hate muslims, but do you know how much MORE THEY HATE JEWS??

    • Mahdi Kenaani

       And soon they will occupy your country. Run before its late, cause you will be pushed out into the mediterranean sea!! Im just saying…

      • Moe2000

        If Jews truly want peace they need to stop annexing land and give the Palestinians exactly what  they want or face the repercussions of their actions…. No Justice No Peace!! Jews are too busy saying they want peace but there actions on the ground totally contradict their statements.

        • Mahdi Kenaani

           Exactly my friend!

      • master09

        Well we know who you HATE. You see for me I want PEACE with the JEWS, Iran and many many many others. I have no sides that is the diff between me AND THE REST OF YOU…… I LIVE FOR HUMANITY AND FREEDOM FOR ALL PEOPLE.
        I TAKE NO SIDES. But we all BARK one thing or another……. 

    • Moe2000

       Since when is being allies a occupation?

      • Mazen_M

        Since when is being allies controling another country?

        • Moe2000

          No one controls anyone…. Is the USA controlling Europe? They are allies with interests. Does Russia control Iran? Does China control Russia?

      • Mazen_M

        No one controls anyone?? Doesn’t Syria control Lebanon?

        • dabled

           yu contorl noting mr