BEIRUT: Hezbollah is the party to blame for the infiltration of terrorism into Lebanon, former Prime Minister Saad Hariri said in an article published Sunday, as he reiterated his condemnation of Hezbollah’s intervention in the Syrian crisis.
“No matter what excuses Hezbollah uses to justify its mission [in Syria], fingers will always be pointed [at Hezbollah] for its responsibility in allowing the infiltration of terrorism and suicide bombings [into Lebanon],” Hariri wrote in an article published in Al-Mustaqbal daily.
“The party persists on its erroneous behavior and dismisses everything the president declared in his [Independence Day] message, declaring to the Lebanese that the response will be in Syria,” the article read.
“Is not such persistence a suicidal policy and a public invitation for terrorism to come to [our] country?”
President Michel Sleiman explicitly slammed Hezbollah in his Independence Day message for fighting alongside the Assad regime troops in Syria against Syrian rebels and reiterated his call for disassociating Lebanon from the crisis in the neighboring country.