Saudis tell Hezbollah: Parties that support terrorism are well known

Saudi National Guard Minister Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah

Saudi National Guard Minister Prince Mutaib bin AbdullahSaudi Arabia responded indirectly to Hezbollah chief’s remarks on Thursday by stressing that it was the first country to fight against terrorism.

The kingdom was “among the first states that fought terrorism and suffered its attacks,” Saudi National Guard Minister Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah said.

“I believe that the parties embracing and supporting terrorism have become well-known,” Mutaib added.

Al-Arabiya TV revealed that the Saudi minister was responding to the remarks of Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah.

During the Ashura ceremony in Beirut’s southern suburbs Nasrallah attacked Saudi Arabia and said it bore responsibility to prevent takfiri ideology from spreading.

Nasrallah refers to ISIS and Nusra front as takfiris.

Thousands of fighters of the Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group are helping the Syrian regime of president Bashar al Assad against the mostly Sunni rebels who are trying to oust the regime. Both the regime and Hezbollah refer to the rebels as terrorists and takfiris

The Future Movement which is headed by former PM Saad Hariri condemned Tuesday Nasrallah ‘s remarks.

Future Movement MP Ahmad fatfat was quoted as saying on Tuesday in response to Nasrallah’s remarks:

“These are Iranian words , not Lebanese. If Nasrallah was truly Lebanese he would have mentioned the support Hezbollah has been receiving from Saudi Arabia before and after 2006.”

Fatfat added: ” These groups Nasrallah is referring to ( ISIS and Nusra) are considered enemies of Saudi Arabia and the kingdom is part of the alliance that is fighting them in both Iraq and Syria.”

Fatfat blamed Hezbollah’s role in Syrian civil war for the security situation in Lebanon .