Iran Must Stop Meddling in Arab Affairs

(New York Times) Saad Hariri - On Feb. 14, 2005, a massive bomb killed the former prime minister of Lebanon, Rafik Hariri, my father, along with 22 other Lebanese. The Special Tribunal for Lebanon at The Hague identified five Hizbullah operatives as collaborators in the murder. That would mean his assassination was carried out by Iran's allies in Lebanon, who are financed and controlled by the regime in Tehran. In 2008, Hizbullah moved to occupy Beirut and turned its weapons against the Lebanese people. More recently, Hizbullah has prevented Lebanon from electing a new president and has imposed a gridlock on the country's government in order to blackmail the citizenry into accepting its demands. Meanwhile, Hizbullah has sent thousands of young Lebanese men to fight and die in Syria to defend the odious regime of Bashar al-Assad. Assad - with the help of Iran, its Revolutionary Guards and its proxies - has created the worst refugee problem since World War II. We have not forgotten the taking of Americans, and other Westerners, as hostages in the 1980s by Iranian proxies in Lebanon. We have not forgotten the bombing of the Marine barracks at the Beirut airport, which killed 241 American soldiers. The amnesia in much of the world about these events leaves us dumbfounded. The writer, a member of the Lebanese Parliament, served as prime minister between 2009 and 2011.

2016-09-22 00:00:00

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