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Sawt Beirut International’s News Bulletin- June 9, 2021

In today’s news bulletin:

  • Nasrallah’s state will negotiate with Iran, and the Lebanese state is watching
  • The latest investigations of Beirut port explosion, new calls and old obstructions
  • No medical guarantees, no laboratories… Teachers are near a dead end

Hassan Nasrallah’s speech yesterday was one of the most dangerous. The Secretary-General of Hezbollah took advantage of the gasoline crisis, in which the party has a great role, to mourn the state in a clear and frank way. He said, “if the humiliation of the Lebanese in front of the stations continues, we will go to Iran and we will get gasoline paying in Lebanese pounds and we will bring it to the port of Beirut and let the state then prevent the Lebanese from getting gasoline”. On the other hand, he did not hesitate to say that he puts 20,000 members of the resistance at the disposal of the Lebanese state and the relevant ministries to fight monopolism and monopolists. Nasrallah didn’t only declare that he is a state within the stat, but rather a state above the Lebanese state, and that his state is stronger than the actual one, more capable and more effective. Despite the seriousness of the talk, we have not yet heard a response from any official in the Lebanese state. Where is, for example, the Minister of Energy, the Minister of Interior, and where are the resigned and designated prime minister, and most importantly, where is the President of the Republic?

Does their silence mean that they have accepted the collapse of their state and that they can’t refuse Hebollah’s willing, and that the latter has become able to change the economic policy in Lebanon and relations with countries without asking anyone? And the worst that none of the officials asked Nasrallah who is responsible for the deepening crisis. Would the crisis have reached this point if the fuel smuggling to Syria wasn’t happening under the auspices of Hezbollah?

Dear Nasrallah, before you reached the stage of devising solutions, we wish you had begun by describing the problem and determining who is responsible for it. If you had done that, you would have discovered that your party is the one who sponsors smuggling under your surveillance. Also, all the economic and financial crisis that Lebanon is facing is the result of your party’s policies that have made us enemies with most countries of the world. Dear Nasrallah, you are the problem in Lebanon, so when will you stop suggesting that you are the solution?

  • Sawt Beirut International