Siniora: Sending UAV over Israel not a Lebanese decision

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October 15, 2012 07:17

 
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Former Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said that the Hezbollah-dispatched unmanned aerial vehicle that flew over Israel was sent at Iran’s behest, and was not a Lebanese decision, a statement issued by Siniora’s press office said.

“Sending the drone over Israel is not a Lebanese decision, however the move was made at an Iranian behest. Such act needs techniques only available in Iran,” Lebanese news site The Daily Star quoted Siniora as telling his visitors at his Sidon’s office.

The former prime minister did not condemn the infiltration, stating instead: "We are proud of any triumph against the Israeli enemy, however Hezbollah Chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah hasn’t consulted the Lebanese state about sending a drone over Israel."

He added in the official statement that such behavior implicates Lebanon in possible military operations and Israeli reactions that threaten the security of Lebanese citizens.

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