Nasrallah: US and Israel caused Lebanese gov't collapse

Hizbullah leader accuses Hariri of betraying agreement on murder probe, says he brought down government "in a civilized way."

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 16, 2011 21:48
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Hizbullah Nasrallah on TV

Hizbullah Nasrallah on TV 311 AP. (photo credit: Associated Press)

Hizbullah Leader Hassan Nasrallah discussed the international probe into the murder of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, blaming Israel and the US for the Lebanese government's fall, in a televised speech on Sunday.

Nasrallah accused Hariri's son, Prime Minister Sa'ad Hariri, of acting under "heavy American influence." He explained that there was an agreement between the two major Lebanese parties, mediated by Saudi Arabia, that the government would denounce the investigation's findings and stop funding the International Court of Justice. However, Hariri traveled to America, where he announced that he would not accept the compromise.

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