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Lebanese PM rejects Hassan Nasrallah's anti-Saudi accusation
Najib Mikati

The Xinhua reported that Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Monday rejected the accusation by Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah that Saudi Arabia supports the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria.

Mikati said in a statement: "These remarks do not represent the Lebanese government and people. It is not in Lebanon's interest to offend any Arab country, especially the Gulf states."

He added: "We call on Hezbollah to be part of the diverse Lebanese society and to have a Lebanese affiliation, as its leadership contradicts this concept with stances that harm the Lebanese and Lebanon's relations with its brotherly countries."

Hezbollah leader/Facebook page
Hezbollah leader/Facebook page

The Xinhua mentioned that Hezbollah is a Shiite Islamist party that dominates the parliament in Lebanon.

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It noted that in an earlier televised speech, Nasrallah called Saudi Arabia a "tool" being used by the United States in Yemen's war, accusing the kingdom of supporting the IS in Syria.

Source: xinhua