A new version of the 2008 May Events?

In an interview with LBCI television on Tuesday, Loyalty to the Resistance bloc MP Nawwaf al-Moussawi said that “the current tension in Lebanon is due to the targeting of the Resistance via the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL).”

In July, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah called the STL an Israeli project, saying the tribunal will indict some of his party’s members for the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Moussawi touched on the issue of the STL’s false witnesses, saying that after “Hariri’s confession [in his September 6 interview with As-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper] that there are false witnesses, it is now necessary to investigate the issue and know who funded and still sponsors them.”

He also said that Hezbollah’s reception of former General Security chief Jamil as-Sayyed at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport on Saturday “was not illegal, and others have done it before. The VIP lounge is opened for princes and those who accompany them.”

Tension between the Future Movement and Hezbollah ran high after armed Hezbollah bodyguards received Sayyed in the VIP lounge at Beirut’s airport without the needed permission from any of the relevant bodies.

Sayyed, who had returned from France, was summoned by Attorney General Judge Said Mirza for questioning following the former’s September 12 statement, in which he attacked Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

The MP added that the current cabinet is a government for all, saying that there will not be a new version of the 2008 May Events.


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