Siniora says Hezbollah is gambling with Lebanon interests


siniora defFormer Lebanese PM and current Future parliamentary bloc leader MP Fouad Siniora on Wednesday accused Hezbollah of gambling with the interests of the Lebanese people.

“Hezbollah is not only gambling with its own future but with the interests and livelihood of all the Lebanese people,” Siniora’s press office quoted him as saying.

The Future bloc leader also said that Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria caused it a crushing defeat.

“Hezbollah entered Syria to kill the Syrians and achieve illusionary victories, but what is happening is a crushing defeat for it,” Siniora said.

Siniora called on Hezbollah to withdraw from Syria and “stop killing the Syrian people.”

The bloc leader also called for containing the anger of the Arab world caused by Hezbollah’s fighting against Syrian rebels.

“[Hezbollah] must contain the great anger of the Arab world to protect itself, its compatriots and the great number of Lebanese expatriates in these countries,” Siniora said.

“We should not gamble with the expatriates and expose them to danger. We should not risk their livelihood.”

Hezbollah fighters have been battling alongside the Syrian army for months.

Hundreds of the Iranian backed Hezbollah fighters have reportedly been killed in Syria and brought to Lebanon for burial