Jumblat Says Nasrallah's Anti-Saudi Remarks May Have 'Dangerous Repercussions'


Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat warned Tuesday of possible “dangerous repercussions” that may result from the anti-Saudi remarks of some Lebanese leaders.

“The magnitude and extent of the statements we heard in Lebanon were not even voiced by the Islamic Republic of Iran itself,” said Jumblat in his weekly editorial in the PSP-affiliated al-Anbaa website.

Jumblat was referring to the Saudi-led airstrikes against the Iran-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen and Nasrallah's comments on the military operation.

On Monday, Hizbullah's secretary-general noted that “Saudi Arabia will suffer a major defeat” in Yemen “that will have an impact on its domestic situation and the entire region.”

Such statements “might have huge negative repercussions on the internal situation and the affairs of the Lebanese abroad, in the Gulf in general and specifically in Saudi Arabia, which has always stood by Lebanon and contributed to its reconstruction after all wars and conflicts,” Jumblat warned.

He pointed out that “this kingdom, which is known for its patience and noninterference in the affairs of other countries, was obliged to launch Operation Firmness Storm in Yemen after the failure of all mediations and pleadings.”

He also noted that Riyadh is “still calling for a political solution.”

“It is unacceptable that the Islamic Republic of Iran is expressing its desire for dialogue … while we in Lebanon are hearing remarks carrying hints about what the kingdom might suffer at the level of its domestic situations, security and stability,” said Jumblat.

He also slammed the “unacceptable insults against its officials.”

Jumblat, however, stressed the need to “maintain dialogue and manage the disputes among the Lebanese,” urging all parties to “shun tense rhetoric and statements that contradict with this approach with national partnership, so that we can protect what's left in Lebanon.”


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Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) over 5 years

god bless president Obama
no wonder from an nusra supporter to defend ksa
god bless democracy

Missing bigjohn over 5 years

Unlike you, HA is NOT on the KSA payroll (not as much as M14). You have no problem insulting Syria and Iran. I wonder why?

Thumb _mowaten_ over 5 years

He is afraid of the "dangerous repercussions" on his salary ;)

Default-user-icon CFTC (Guest) over 5 years

@mowaten E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T. Still laughing. Thank you

Thumb westernlebanese over 5 years

"Saudi has no business interfering in Yemen. This is a war of aggression, and they will lose, period".

Just like iran and hizbelkizzeb have no business in Syria ;) Hypocrites all of you houthis...

Thumb eagledawn over 5 years

westernlebanese: you have to excuse the huthi mouthpiece, he speaks with much hatred in his voice against KSA ... He must be really frustrated by their achievements :)

Thumb _mowaten_ over 5 years

did you see iran bombing syria or yemen? you're so full of it western boy.

Default-user-icon the_roar (Guest) over 5 years

....only 2 people are working for Lebanon as we speak.
General Aoun & Walid Jumblat....the rest pffttttt.

Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) over 5 years

god bless president Obama he spoke the truth

Default-user-icon achrafieh (Guest) over 5 years

Mr joumblat listen to the words of wisdom of president Obama

Default-user-icon Abu Quahafah (Guest) over 5 years

Mr Jumb
Recently, you appeared in a picture in the company of a dog. I hoped that such company would make the dog patch the defects in your faculties. You lack courage, wisdom and charisma. The dog can teach you how to bark and the wisdom of keeping your mouth shot to evade making a fool of yourself. Unfortunately, you remained preposterous and ponderous and failed to learn anything good from the dog. In view of your failure I fear that the dog might have acquired your character and became hence rabid

Default-user-icon report.man (Guest) over 5 years

well said mowaten@abu quhafah

Thumb _mowaten_ over 5 years

Saudi has no business interfering in Yemen. This is a war of aggression, and they will lose, period.

Thumb whyaskwhy over 5 years

So what president Nasrallah has been insulting the world and still lives in his dungeon happily with his brood of women and zealots. So what if KSA is now upset at him what will happen he wont get any cheap gas in the da7yi? or will he have to start paying his bills?
Just rhetoric thats all from WJ

Thumb whyaskwhy over 5 years

Sorry Mowaten but if KSA has no business in Yeman then what biz has Kizballah in Syria, Yemen, Bahrein, Argentina, Burkinu Fasu, Nigeria and who knows where else you claim there not?. On the other hand wherever Kizballah exists there is also democracy, peace, love and good will....

Thumb whyaskwhy over 5 years

I guess he is looking on google for proof that Kizballah is not in all those nations and that they are truly a non sectarian party promoting peace in the region. Alternatively he could be in denial clicking thumbs down right now loool that works real well.

Thumb _mowaten_ over 5 years

"Iran controlling 4 arab capitals" >> what are you on slash? taking your propaganda lines for realities now?

Thumb _mowaten_ over 5 years

As for the alleged weapons transfer (which remains to be proven), how on earth can it be comparable to direct military intervention and bombing on another country? Do you see Iranian air force dropping bombs anywhere?

You're trying to justify the Saudi aggression with an unproven allegation against Iran that, even if true, is nowhere near comparable.

Thumb _mowaten_ over 5 years

If anything, you could compare this to saudi/qatari/turkish/jordanian funding/arming/training of jihadi terrorists of all kind, from al qaeda in yemen to daesh/nusra/FSA in iraq and syria

Thumb _mowaten_ over 5 years

1- "babe"!? that sounded a little queer ya slashy...
2- That "statement" was a propaganda hoax against Iran and you fell for it (or pretend to believe it because it suits you?)
3- Yemen is full of weapons (they say there are more guns than inhabitants in Yemen) and it has been so for decades. there is nothing to say that the source of these weapons is Iranian. And what do you say about the weapons that Saudi-aligned groups (like al Qaeda) have? Is it also Iran who armed them? lol

Thumb -phoenix1 over 5 years

** Bahrain, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen = 4 Arab countries, walaw? **

Thumb -phoenix1 over 5 years

Bahrain, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen + 4 Arab countries, walaw?