Last remaining seats to the Jpost 2017 Annual Conference! Get your special offer now

Iran: Israel, US to blame for Lebanese gov't collapse

ByJPOST.COM STAFF
January 13, 2011 13:43

Iranian official says "sabotage and obstruction by America and the Zionist regime are the main cause" of current turmoil in Lebanon.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for the Middle East Raouf Sheibani said Israel and the US sabotaged Lebanon, leading to its government's collapse, AFP reported on Thursday.

"Sabotage and obstruction by America and the Zionist regime are the main cause of the failure of Syrian and Saudi efforts to find a solution for the current situation in Lebanon," Sheibani told AFP.



Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


RELATED:
'Hariri to be PM in transitional Lebanese government'
Lebanese gov't falls as Hizbullah quits over Hariri probe
Obama: Hizbullah efforts only demonstrate their fear
'Lebanon turmoil unlikely to descend into clash'



"Lebanon is in a sensitive and unstable situation," Sheibani said. "The solution can be found through mutual effort of all political parties" to confront the "conspiracies of the ill-wishers."

He also reportedly said that "policies and warmongering threats" by Israel and the US endangered peace for the entire Middle East.

The Lebanese government collapsed on Wednesday after Hizbullah and its allies pulled out over differences stemming from the UN investigation into the assassination of Hariri’s father, former prime minister Rafik Hariri.
Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

Tags:
  • Iran
  • Lebanon
  • Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    Russia Syria
    April 26, 2017
    Report: Desperate Syrians sell kidneys, eyes to Lebanese organ traffickers

    By THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION

    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 15 - 26
      Beer Sheva
      16 - 22
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 12 - 26
      Jerusalem
      15 - 25
      Haifa
    • 19 - 31
      Elat
      20 - 34
      Tiberias