The final verdict of the special Tribunal in the Hague for the murder of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri may be used by some forces as a pretext to incite strife in Lebanon, said Tuesday the Prime Minister of Lebanon Hassan Diyab at the meeting of the Supreme Council for national security.
The final verdict of spectrasoul for the murder of Hariri, who was killed in a suicide attack in Beirut on 14 February 2005, must be declared on 7 August.
The aggressive actions taken by Israel on the border with Lebanon on Monday, threatening stability in the region, said the President of Lebanon Michel Aoun at a meeting of the Supreme Council for national security.
On Monday, the media reported about the "incident" in the area of Shebaa farms on the Lebanese-Israeli border. After a reported clash with a firearm. Eyewitnesses told RIA Novosti about the shelling by Israel of a settlement Kafarshuba in southern Lebanon. The Hezbollah declared involvement in the clashes on the southern borders, noting that the fire was only one party - Israel.
The Hezbollah must understand that the Israeli army is ready for any scenario and will do anything to protect themselves, said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
"I was under the impression that the IDF is well prepared for any possible scenario. We continue to act to thwart Iran's military presence in our region. We will do everything possible to protect yourself, and I suggest "Hezbollah" to take this simple fact into account. Israel ready for any scenario" - leads the office of the Prime Minister's statement, which he did after the morning safety assessment of the Northern regions the day after "a military incident" at the border.
The tension between Israel and the Lebanese movement "Hezbollah" is unlikely to turn into large-scale confrontation, Israel will not repeat the mistake of 2006, when the parties broke out an armed conflict, told RIA Novosti assistant Professor, Institute of social Sciences of Ranepa Sergey Demidenko.
Earlier it was reported the transfer by Israel of an additional infantry forces to the Northern border after Arab media reports about the death of a soldier of the Lebanese movement "Hezbollah" as a result of the Israeli air force strike in the South of Damascus on July 20. The Israeli army refused to comment on the RIA Novosti reports that Syria's air defense repelled an Israeli attack in the skies over their capital. On Monday, the Israeli military has reported "incident" on the border with Lebanon, and residents are asked to stay home. Also, according to the Lebanese TV channel "al-Mayadin", the Israeli army opened fire on the settlement Kafarshuba in southern Lebanon.
The Israeli army is amassing forces to the Lebanese border and taking additional measures in anticipation of retaliation for the Lebanese movement "Hezbollah" after the death of its fighters as a result of Israeli air RAID in the South of Damascus, writes the Lebanese newspaper "al-Akhbar".
According to the newspaper, the Israeli military went on the alert, without waiting for the official statements of the Shiite party, while the leadership of Hezbollah is in no hurry to give any of the promises associated with the responses, reserving the right to respond in any place at any time.
The United States realized the ineffectiveness of pressure on the Lebanese economy with the aim of adversely affect the Shiite movement Hezbollah, said Lebanese Professor in Economics and management Ahmad Zane.
"The pressure of the Americans in Lebanon is on the decline. They understand that their actions have a negative impact more on their allies in the face of a number of parties, than Hezbollah, so the Americans in Kuwait, France and, perhaps, Qatar has given the green light for the provision of assistance to Lebanon to this country are closer to the East",- told RIA Novosti Zane.
Fighter of the Lebanese movement Hezbollah were killed in an attack by the Israeli air force South of Damascus, on Monday, reported RIA Novosti in the press service of the Shiite movement.
"Yes, we officially confirmed the death of one of our fighters as a result of enemy air RAID near Damascus. The funeral took place yesterday (Wednesday) in his native village fighter Itit in southern Lebanon," - said the Agency interlocutor.
Statements from tel Aviv about the intention to start drilling on the deposits in the disputed Maritime area Lebanon have limited the provocative impact, a new Lebanese-Israeli war is unlikely in the foreseeable future for several reasons, told RIA Novosti the Lebanese political analyst and writer Wasim buzzy.
Earlier, the President of Lebanon Michel Aoun said that Israel's decision to start producing oil offshore in the disputed Lebanese territories will lead to escalation of tension. Special attention was paid to Aung pool is Block-9, test drilling on the Lebanese side plans to begin in the coming months.
The Prime Minister of Iraq, Mustafa al-Kazemi was released from the post of adviser on national security and the acting head of the national security Council Faleh al-Fayyad, the leader of the people's militia, "al-Hashd al-SHAABI", said Saturday the Iraqi media.
"On the basis of the public interest and with the consent of the Prime Minister and commander of the armed forces (Mustafa al-Kazemi - ed.) ... decided to release Faleh Faisal Fahd al-Fayyad from the post of acting head of the national security Council," - said in the text of the decree published on the website of the TV channel Al-Sumaria.
A judge from the Lebanese city of tyre Muhammad Masih, issued a verdict banning the Lebanese journalists to interview the U.S. Ambassador in Beirut, Dorothy Shea, has resigned, according to the Lebanese TV channel "al-Mayadin".
Mazeh judge on Friday ruled the ban to the media in connection with the statements of the American Ambassador in interview to TV channel "al-Hadas", which was regarded as a blatant interference in the internal Affairs of Lebanon and aimed at destabilizing the situation in the country. For violating an order the judge imposed a fine in the amount of 200 thousand dollars and the revocation of the license. American diplomat in an interview with broadcasting from Dubai channel "al-Hadas" he accused the Shiite party Hezbollah that it does not make a decision that would help Lebanon emerge from the economic crisis, depriving the country of billions of dollars.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Lebanon, the Hittite Nazif called a meeting in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the US Ambassador in this country, Dorothy Shea, which is expected to be protested against intervention in the internal Affairs of Lebanon after an interview in which she criticized the Hezbollah, said on Sunday television channel Skynews Arabia.
According to TV channel, the American Ambassador should visit the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Lebanon on Monday at the request of the Minister of foreign Affairs, who is going to mention about the inadmissibility of incitement of the situation in Lebanon.
Republicans in Congress have accused Russia of supporting terrorism. For alleged sponsorship of the Taliban*, the "Islamic state"* and "Hezbollah" legislators have proposed to tighten sanctions. If Donald trump would support these allegations, the joint fight against terrorism between Moscow and Washington would be under threat. Why do Americans put at risk the most fruitful area of cooperation between the two countries, understood to RIA Novosti.
"Russia sponsors terrorism, but it creates the image of the partner in dealing with it. The commander of the U.S. military in Afghanistan has accused Moscow of direct arms supplies to the Taliban. During the Syrian war, Russia has directly interacted with the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps and Hezbollah. In Syria, the Russian troops fought mostly against the rebels supported by America. In October 2015, Russia launched air strikes on rebels and helped the militants of the IG*", — stated in the report "Strengthening America and combating global threats."
The United States has always ignored the proposals of the Russian Federation on the establishment of a broad anti-terrorist coalition and acted in violation of international norms, said the Vice-speaker of the state Duma Irina Spring, commenting on the report, Republicans in the House of representatives of the U.S. Congress, which called Russia a sponsor of terrorist groups.
A working group of Republicans in the house of representatives was published by the report, which recommends tougher sanctions against Russia. Among other things, the authors propose to make in the list of "state sponsors of terrorism", which is the administration for allegedly supporting the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps in Iran, and movements of Hezbollah, the Taliban and the "Russian Imperial movement", which is made in the United States list of terrorist groups. In the past, Russia has repeatedly denied the charges, expressed in the report, including support for terrorist organizations.
The working group of the largest enterprises within the Republican faction in the house of representatives was published by the report, which recommends tougher sanctions against Russia.
The report prepared by the working group of the Republican study Committee — the Association consisting of about 150 members of the house of representatives.
Lebanon stopped trying to incite conflict on religious grounds, plans to plunge the country into civil strife still valid, said Prime Minister Hassan Diyab.
In the heart of Beirut June 6, held mass demonstration against the economic policies of the state and the deterioration of living conditions of the population amid soaring prices and the financial crisis. The protest escalated into riots and clashes with police. Later appeared the video, where a group of people shouting insults to the Shiite and Christian faiths, which led to clashes with the use of weapons in different parts of the Lebanese capital. The situation was stabilized after the intervention of the army.
The Lebanese government decided to send a request to the UN security Council to extend the mission the United Nations Interim force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for a year, said the President of Lebanon Michel Aoun after meeting with Prime Minister Hassan Diaba, the ambassadors of the permanent members of the Security Council and the UN special representative ján kubiš.
"President Michel Aoun reiterated Lebanon's commitment to the international forces operating in southern Lebanon, UNIFIL and noted their positive role. He noted that the government had decided to send a request to the UN security Council on the extension of their mission for a year without changes to the mandate, concept of operations and rules of engagement associated with them," - says the press service of the presidential Palace.