Hariri court signifies U.S. soft war: IRGC general

January 18, 2011

TEHRAN – IRGC Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri has said the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) signifies the U.S. soft war against Lebanon.

The STL is investigating the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri.
On Wednesday, 11 ministers of the March 8 Alliance, whose main parties are Hezbollah, Amal, and the Free Patriotic Movement, quit the Lebanese cabinet over tensions arising from the SLT and the indictment expected to be released soon.
Hezbollah has called the SLT an “Israeli project”.
Talking to the Mehr News Agency in an interview published on Monday, Jazayeri said, “The U.S. is aware that it cannot rival the heroic Hezbollah.”
Therefore, the U.S. is doing everything in its power to create instability in Lebanon, Jazayeri noted.
The general said the Zionist regime’s defeats in military confrontations with Hezbollah and Hamas coupled with the “strategic” failures of the United States – as the main ally of Israel - in Iraq and Afghanistan have compelled Tel Aviv and Washington to resort to soft war against the Lebanese.
He also called on the people in regional countries, particularly in Lebanon to remain vigilant in the face of political and anti-security measures by outsiders.
U.S. meddling in Lebanon
MP Mohammad Karami-Rad has stated that the U.S. intervention would not let the rival Lebanese groups reach a consensus over issues facing the country.
“The issue of Lebanon and its developments will certainly get nowhere due to the meddling by (certain) countries like U.S., and Hezbollah is making efforts to bring this point to light,” Karami-Rad told the MNA.
He added, “The issues in Lebanon must be settled in a way that the rights of the resistant people of Lebanon are fulfilled. The current government (Hariri government) is not able to serve the interests of the nation, and Hezbollah’s objection is due to this issue.”
The countries that are benefiting from instability in Lebanon are making attempts to create a “poisonous atmosphere” there, Karami-Rad said