Hariri urges dissolution of 2 pro-Syria parties in Lebanon

People inspect the damage outside one of two mosques hit by explosions in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli, August 23, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo
People inspect the damage outside one of two mosques hit by explosions in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli, August 23, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo

Former Prime Minister and Future Movement leader MP Saad Hariri called Sunday for pressuring the Lebanese government to dissolve pro-Syrian parties the Arab Democratic Party and Islamic Unity Movement.

His comments come after Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk urged the cabinet to dissolve the two parties, following a court that accused Damascus of involvement in the 2013 Tripoli mosque bombings.

Hariri urged the Cabinet “to take responsibility and dismantle these parties for their involvement in the terrorist bombings.”

“The crime of participating in the bombing or refraining from informing the authorities about the plot despite previous knowledge of it, reveals that these two parties are an arm of the [Syrian President Bashar] Assad terrorism.”

The request to dissolve the parties came initially from resigned Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi, who earlier this month accused the ADP of having ties to the attacks on the two mosques and said the other party is operating illegally.

In a Sept. 2 indictment, Lebanon’s military court accused two Syrian officers of involvement in the mosque bombings, which killed more than 47 people and wounded hundreds of others.

The indictment said that investigations indicated that the orders to detonate the bombs outside the Tripoli mosques originated from a high-level security agency “located in the Syrian intelligence.”

The attack took place on Aug. 23, 2013, when two car bombs exploded nearly simultaneously outside the mosques as worshipers left following Friday prayers. The bombings were widely considered to be part of the spillover of the Syrian Civil War into Lebanon. The first explosion hit outside the Al-Taqwa Mosque, home of the Sunni preacher Sheikh Salem al-Rafei. A few minutes later, a second blast rocked the Al-Salam Mosque on the streets of al-Mina, an affluent harbour area, home to moderates, businessmen and politicians. Although nobody has claimed responsibility, it was perceived as an attack on the Lebanese Sunni community, with residents blaming Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah.

“We repeat our pledge to Tripoli that we will not tire before bringing to justice each person named in the indictment, and ensuring that they are justly punished. We will not relinquish the blood of our martyrs,” Hariri added.



19 responses to “Hariri urges dissolution of 2 pro-Syria parties in Lebanon”

  1. MekensehParty Avatar

    What about the party whose members killed your father?
    Isn’t it pro-Syrian and a terrorist party?
    Or maybe you’re too scared to call them what they are?

    1. Hezbollah, Syria and Iran had nothing to do with the killing of his father.

      According to United Press International, Stratfor’s report on the Hariri crime concluded that the Lebanese assassinations were “so sophisticated that few in the world could have done it.” Burton told UPI that only five nations had such advanced resources- Israel, US, Britain, France and Russia.

      After it was found that an underground explosion would not implicate Syria- but rather the pro-US/Israeli Lebanese government who had supervised road work in the days before Hariri died- the focus shifted to an above-ground blast via suicide bomber.

      Several of the UNIIIC’s prime witnesses have admitted to perjury, accusing the US-Israeli backed Lebanese government of bribery and foul play. Witness Hussam Taher Hussam claimed Future Movement MP Saad Hariri (son of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri) offered him $1.3m USD to incriminate top Syrian officials.

      “Israeli intelligence is standing behind this crime,” claimed German criminologist Juergen Cain Kuelbel. In his book “Hariri’s Assassination: Hiding Evidence in Lebanon” he wrote: “Syria is innocent and has nothing to do with that crime or the other assassinations.” Kuelbel discovered that the jamming system used to disable the Hariri convoy’s electronic shield was manufactured by Netline Technologies Ltd of Tel Aviv, an Israeli company co-developed with the Israel Defense Forces and Israeli law enforcement agencies, and sold through European outlets.


      1. You are so full of shiite.One of the biggest lies you reproduced yet. Hezb/Iran does not follow the Lebanese laws and have had a history of assassinations of non-aligned party members that want to shut them down. But you keep working for Assad/Iran and your alternate reality.

        1. What lie have I reproduced when I cited facts from an article? It’s not my opinion. Read it and see for yourself. For the record, I used to also think that Hezbollah was behind the killing of Hariri Sr..

        2. Hind Abyad Avatar

          So does Geagea.

      2. MekensehParty Avatar

        keep hiding behind your finger by reading more conspiracy theories
        As Hilary would say: deplorable!!!

        1. You’re just another troll.

        2. You’re either becoming dumber by the day or you want to fit in here with the trolls. I posted the wrong article in the previous comment. Read and see for yourself below. Lots of third-party experts in various field reject the possibility that either Syria and/or Hezbollah was behind the assassination.


          1. MekensehParty Avatar

            Third party “experts” wahahahahaha
            counterpunch.org? WAHAHAHAHAHA

          2. 1. Counterpunch is without fault. -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CounterPunch
            2. The third-party experts are mentioned in the article.
            3. You’re a confirmed lying, troll.

  2. The list is much longer than that:
    Hezbollah (fighting the war of Assad in Syria)
    Orange Aoun party (also known as Abou sorra)
    SSNP (Syrian is embedded in its name)
    Arslan’s party
    individual sell outs like Samaha Allah la yseem7o
    and so on…
    That being said the list has a nemesis of the other camp members who are directly financed by KSA including the Future (of what?) party and so on.
    Summary: bteswo sermeeye 3atii2a kelkon sawa w hayda iyeem el ghala.
    Sometimes I do miss Mekenseh 😉

    1. What can one expect when the country’s power was divided between five groups?

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        400 Families …

    2. 5thDrawer Avatar

      hehehehehe … Sweeping changes needed?

    3. Sometimes, even Dr. Hannibal Lecter’s posts make sense. 🙂

      1. Mmmmmmmh YK liver with fava beans….

        1. I’m pretty sure it is quite delicious: I eat well and excercise. Too bad you’ll never get to taste it. 🙂

          Which reminds me of the scene in “Hannibal” with Lecter removing a part of Ray Liotta’s character’s brain, sautéing it, then feeding it to him. What a great one that was!

  3. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Still waiting for homes to be rebuilt, Hariri ….

  4. Hind Abyad Avatar

    FREDERIC C. HOF is Mideast official in the Pentagon. CEO of AALC, an Arlington, VA international business consulting firm. Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.

    “The Slaughter of Syrians Is Obama’s Shame”, articles uses pictures of Bilal al Karame ,OGM channel,rare spoks person of Al Nusra al Qaeda groupn that Wahhabi created an sa rt.Islamist terrorist.


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