File - Interior Minister Nuhad Mashnouq poses for a picture at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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Iran Friday protested Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk's recent comments in which he blamed Syrian and Iranian interference in Lebanon's internal affairs for the wave of violence that has hit the country in recent months.Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi Friday submitted an official complaint to Prime Minister Tammam Salam over Machnouk's comments, which were made during the Arab Interior Ministers conference in Marakesh this week. Machnouk, from Saad Hariri's Future Movement, said Hezbollah's military intervention in the conflict had rendered the Lebanese complicit alongside Bashar Assad's regime in shedding Syrian blood.
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