Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri gave an interview to French newspaper Le Monde claiming that “Israel knows very well that there are no Iranian missiles in Lebanon.” He also addressed the fighting against ISIS: “Contrary to Hezbollah’s claims, the Lebanese army played an essential role.”
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri gave an interview today (Friday) to French newspaper Le Monde addressing Israel’s accusations regarding Iranian military consolidation within his country and the battles with ISIS near the Syrian border. “Israel knows very well that there are no Iranian missiles in Lebanon,” Hariri stated. “They are accustomed to deceptive campaigns.”
Hariri extensively referred to the fighting against ISIS and Hezbollah’s claims, according to which the terrorist organization based out of Lebanon is mostly responsible for the victories in the Qalamun Mountains. “Hezbollah claims that it played an essential role in the fighting,” Hariri asserted. “To be honest, it was the Lebanese army that played a more significant role. The most important thing for us is that ISIS is no longer in Lebanon.”
Nasrallah Photo Credit: Channel 2 News
As reported yesterday by JOL, Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah spoke as part of the victory celebrations against ISIS on the Syrian-Lebanese border. In a recorded speech, Nasrallah told his listeners how he drove to Damascus in order to meet with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and discuss the expulsion of ISIS from the region.