Fazlallah on Shiites, Sunnis relations in Lebanon
Lebanon-USA, Politics, 3/6/2007
A prominent Lebanese Shiite cleric Allamah Seyed Mohammad-Hossein Fazlallah said Sunday that the US will fail to divide Shiites and Sunnis in Lebanon.
Fazlallah told Italian TV that the world and Middle East in particular will not be secure as long as the Conservatives, especially US President George W. Bush and vice-president Dick Cheney, are in power.
He said the US neo-conservatives will not be able to push their sectarian division policies in Lebanon due to growing awareness and unity among the Lebanese. "There will be no conflict between Shiites and Sunnis as it happened in Iraq," he declared.
He ruled out the possibility of any civil war in Lebanon unless it is designed by foreigners.
"Any such war would reverse international and regional balance, leaving negative impact on the global community and Zionists," he warned.
Meantime, Iran's Ambassador to Lebanon Mohammad-Reza Sheibani discussed issues of mutual interest with Lebanese Sunni Mufti Muhammad Rashid Qabani on Saturday.
The two sides discussed Iran and Saudi Arabia's efforts concerning finding a solution for Lebanon crisis with the help of other Arab states.
He said on saturday, "We hope with current consultations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Lebanese crisis can be solved before meeting of Arab League summit."
Qabalan said the sole factor of causing all problems in the region was the US neo-colonialism adding that the US has assigned Israel to destroy Lebanon and now is instigating Lebanese political groups against each others.
Former Lebanese cabinet minister, Naji al-Bustani, on Saturday welcomed Iran's active and serious role in solving the political crisis of his country.
Speaking to Al-Alam News Network in Beirut, he said that Iran's mediation between Syria and Saudi Arabia plays a serious role in advancing the trend of developments in the next Arab heads of states summit in a way acceptable to all parties.
"High hopes are placed on the meeting between Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad and the Saudi King Abdullah, which is expected to leave a great and positive impact on the trend of Middle East developments, including the upcoming Arab heads of states meeting," he added.
Iranian Ambassador to Beirut Sheibani, said Saturday that Tehran and Riyadh will not propose any particular plan or idea to solve Lebanon's crisis and that they will just support the Lebanese agreement on formation of a national unity government.
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