The Daily Star – The Lebanese “Future Bloc” condemned Thursday critical remarks made by Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah against the Bahraini government, accusing him of an intervening in the country’s affairs.
“The bloc has seen the Gulf Cooperation Council’s statement that responded to the attacks by Hezbollah’s secretary general against the Bahraini Kingdom, and this new unacceptable interference of its internal affairs,” the bloc said in a statement following its weekly meeting.
The bloc said it sided with the GCC in its denunciation and condemnation of Nasrallah’s comments and called on the Lebanese Foreign Ministry to articulate a “clear” stance agains the “violation.”
“The Lebanese have not only received help and solidarity…from the GCC countries,” the statement said, “[These countries] have always backed Lebanese’ unity and stability, and this should not be rewarded an attempt to incite turmoil inside their nations.”
Nasrallah had denounced in a speech Friday Bahrain’s recent arrest of Sheikh Ali Salman, the leader of the country’s main opposition group, calling the move “very dangerous.”
Bahrain has been in turmoil since 2011 when a popular pro-democracy movement was violently crushed.
Nasrallah voiced his strong support of the revolt, accusing the Bahraini government of being “tyrannical and oppressive.”
He also compared the Bahraini government’s intention to the Zionist project, accusing it of naturalizing Sunnis from across the region to change the country’s majority-Shiite demographic, who form the bulk of the opposition.
Future’s statement accused Hezbollah of intervening in the affairs of other countries, either through armed fighting or speeches and statements.
The statement also touched on Saturday’s bombings in the Jabal Mohsen neighborhood of Tripoli, condemning the attacks and offering condolences to the families of victims.
The MPs also praised Monday’s operation by the Internal Security Forces in Roumieh prison’s notorious Block B to move defiant Islamist prisoners to a different section of the prison.
They hailed Interior Minsiter Nouhad Machnouk’s efforts, who led the successful operation.
Future also condemned both the the attack on the Parisian satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and the newspaper’s issue that depicted the Muslim Prophet Mohammad Wednesday.