"We welcomed President Macron when he visited Lebanon and we welcomed the French initiaitve, but not for him to be judge, jury and executioner, and ruler of Lebanon," Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said.
Tens of thousands of Lebanese signed a petition calling for the restoration of the French mandate over the country
Macron has been criticized for his comments to Malbrunot. Madine Moreno, a former French government minister condemned the comments.
"We are here for and we will continue to support Iraq," Macron said at a news conference in Baghdad with his Iraqi counterpart Barham Salih.
"Everyone knows you have an Iranian agenda. We know your history very well, we know your particular identity – but are you Lebanese: yes or no?"
Many in Lebanon believe that French intervention is sorely needed.
Macron was met at the airport by President Michel Aoun in the French leader's second visit in less than a month.