|Saudi terrorist’s death a blow to justice: Lebanese FM||
Lebanese caretaker Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour has described the death of Saudi terrorist Majid al-Majid, the commander of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, as a “blow to justice.”
“The death of the Abdallah Azzam Brigades’ leader Majid al-Majid was a blow to justice as gone with him is the plot he wanted to implement via his group inside and outside Lebanon," Mansour said on Monday, according to Al-Alam.
Majid al-Majid was the head of an al-Qaeda-affiliated group that claimed responsibility for the double suicide bombing outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut on Nov. 19. He died Saturday at Lebanon's military hospital in the Beirut neighborhood of Badaro.
Al-Majid was arrested by the Lebanese Army on Dec. 26 in the Mount Lebanon area of Hazmieh.
Pointing out the threat imposed upon the country by Israel, Mansour also underscored that "The [Lebanese] Army is currently not able to be strong without the resistance [Hezbollah] at its side."
Meanwhile, Hezbollah MP Mohammad Raad defended Sunday his party’s military intervention in Syria and accused the March 14 coalition of seeking to turn Lebanon into an Israeli or American protectorate.
“What would the situation be like in [Lebanon] if Hezbollah was not fighting along the border to protect our people and prevent takfiris from controlling the border,” Raad asked, slamming the March 14 alliance for holding his party responsible over the recent car bombings in the country, The Daily Star reported.
“We now see rigged vehicles entering Lebanon and ask the other team [March 14] if this is the state that you want? Do you want to blow up the country and its regions?” he asked.
“We ask you to consider the scenario of terrorists gaining control of Syria and the borders. Where would Lebanon’s security be? Where would freedom of expression be if they [takfiris], who know nothing of religion except its form, be?” he also asked.
Raad vowed that his party would confront takfiris, saying “Hezbollah has the remedy for this disease but at a time [of our choosing] and methods that are in line with our principles.”
“These takfiris will fall. What is required of us is to be patient and uphold our doctrines,” he added.
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