Former Lebanese PM files lawsuit over accusations of being an Israeli agent

“When you listen to Fouad al-Siniora, you would say that this man is part of the Israeli project,” former Lebanese environment minister claims.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 19, 2015 14:46
Lebanon

UNIFIL troops stand on a lookout point in Kfar Kila village near the Lebanese-Israeli border, in south Lebanon. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Former Lebanese prime minister Fouad Siniora filled a lawsuit against former minister of the environment Wiam Wahhab for making public statements accusing him of being an Israeli agent and collaborator, Lebanon's Daily Star reported Thursday.

“When you listen to Fouad al-Siniora, you would say that this man is part of the Israeli project,” Wahhab said in an interview with Al-Jazeera TV Wednesday.

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Wahhab claimed that the former prime minister was planning to retake the premiership but could only do so if Israel eliminates Hezbollah and the US eliminates the Syrian regime.

“The only way Siniora can become prime minister is if the Israeli plan succeeds in the region," he added.

Siniora filled the lawsuit at the State Prosecution Office in Beirut, accusing Wahhab of slander and defamation, according to the Daily Star.

Wiam Wahhab is a Druse leader in Lebanon and part of the March 8 Alliance which also includes Hezbollah. In addition, he is extremely pro-Syrian and is known for his abrasive media attacks on policies and personalities.

Fouad Siniora was prime minister of Lebanon from 19 July 2005 to 25 May 2008.



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