Syria Brotherhood to Miqati: You're Bargaining on Your Political Future by Siding with Our Children Killers
Syria’s banned Muslim Brotherhood on Friday lashed out at Prime Minister Najib Miqati, accusing him of “siding with the killers of Syrian children.”
In a statement published by the Italian news agency AKI, the Brotherhood’s official spokesman Zuheir Salem said “the Syrian people would never compromise, no matter the sacrifices, the blood of our brothers in Lebanon, whether in Tripoli, Beirut, Sidon … or anywhere in Lebanon.”
On Wednesday, Lebanon disassociated itself from a U.N. Security Council presidential statement condemning Syria's crackdown on opposition protests.
Normally the document is adopted unanimously. Lebanon did not block the adoption, but disavowed the document after.
"Whatever affects Lebanon, affects Syria, whatever affects Syria will also affect Lebanon," Lebanon's deputy ambassador Caroline Ziade told the Security Council meeting.
Describing Miqati as “the son of Tripoli,” the Brotherhood condemned the premier’s “siding with the perpetrators of genocide crimes against the Syrian people.”
“We did not expect PM Miqati to bargain on the premiership with the blood of Syria’s children,” Salem said, adding that “through this deplorable and appalling stance, Miqati is bargaining on his political future and on the future of the relation between him and the Syrian and Lebanese people.”
The Brotherhood also accused Miqati of being in the service of “those who are seeking to destroy Lebanon and Syria.”