Lebanese Speaker Nabih Berri slammed latest remarks by Israeli officials on Hezbollah missile sites near Beirut’s International Airport, stressing that such remarks are “war rhetoric”.
In remarks published by Lebanese newspapers on Monday, Berri commended the reactions of caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, who invited all foreign ambassadors in Lebanon to a meeting Monday afternoon at its premises to declare the Ministry’s response to the Israeli allegations.
“Well done. This move is needed and necessary,” said Berri, referring to Bassil’s invitation.
These “claims are dangerous and must not be disregarded or addressed lightly, they amount to war rhetoric. A national stand is necessary to address it.”
Meanwhile, Berri slammed Lebanese officials for being busy with details related to government portfolios while ignoring such remarks.
“It is shameful for this to happen while we are distracted with little things and ministerial portfolios,” the Speaker said referring to the government formation delay.
Earlier on Thursday, during his address before the UN General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that Hezbollah has positioned three missile sites near Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport.
Israeli occupation army spokesman Avichai Adrai meanwhile published pictures of the alleged sites on Twitter.
He said the sites include the football stadium of the Hezbollah-affiliated al-Ahed club, and that another sites are near the airport and the Ouzai fishermen’s harbor.
Source: Lebanese Newspapers