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BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:50 P.M.) – Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil held a meeting with the Russian government, today, during his official visit to Moscow.

Bassel discussed several topics with the Russian government, including the current state of affairs with the Saudi regime and former Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

The Lebanese FM told the Russian government that Hariri’s excuses were invalid because he had already known Lebanon was going to maintain ties with Syria and Hezbollah.

“Hariri knew Lebanon has no intention of cutting ties with Syria,” Bassel stated.

Furthermore, Bassel slammed Hariri’s attack on Hezbollah, claiming that if it wasn’t for the latter, Lebanon would not have defeated ISIS.

“Hezbollah defended Lebanon against ISIS terrorist when the government and army failed to do so,” Bassel added.

Bassel has been an outspoken critic of Saad Hariri’s decision to resign as premier and Saudi Arabia’s interference in Lebanese politics.

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Good for him.
He’d make a good PM for Lebanon.

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He certainly would. Lebanon has endured too many wars and much devastation due to the Israeli and Zionist interference since WW2.

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He can’t become PM. He may become prez as a successor to Aoun but not PM : Lebanese constitution is a bit sectarian : Prez is Christian PM is Sunni Prez of parliament is Shia. G.Bassil being Christian, constitutio make it impossible for him to become PM. It may not have hit many but Hariri just moved to France. I fact, Macron negotiated his release : those saying Saudis had put him under house arrest were right! This was leaked in French press on Friday! He obviously had no other choice than resigning and pointing the finger on Hezb. I… Read more »

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to Daeshbags Sux: In that case, it must be very frustrating for you because the Western and Israeli support for the sunni jihadists has made shia Hezbollah a much stronger than ever before. Newton’s third law in practice. 🙂

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Hezbollah is not going anywhere get used to it clown

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The man speaks the truth. For four years, ISIS lived happily on Lebanese territory, and the Lebanese army looked at it and did nothing. Only thanks to Hezbollah that ISIS is not there today.

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Latest news is that Hariri and family are in France but, and this is a big but, he had to leave two of his children behind in Saudi Arabia. Most medieval – can’t let all the hostages go with all the accompanying leverage the Saudis are probably thinking. Also, without that leverage there is no guarantee what Hariri might say or reveal about his time in Saudi.