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.
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"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
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
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