Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri speaks in Beirut, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Hezbollah Sunday accused Saudi Arabia of running a "media slave market" and attempting to threaten freedom of press in Lebanon after the Saudi ambassador to Lebanon said that the Al-Akhbar newspaper belonged to the "Iran-Hezbollah-Syria axis".Saudi Arabia, who dominates Arabic media outlets, is attempting to threaten and insult "the Lebanese free voice," Hezbollah MP Nawaf al-Moussawi said Sunday. In a statement issued by the party's media office Saturday, spokesperson Mohammad Afif accused Asiri of endangering the lives of the newspaper staff.
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