File - Sheikh Nabil Qaouk attends a ceremony in the village of Jibsheet, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Senior Hezbollah officials Sunday implicitly hit back at Prime Minister Tammam Salam for accusing Iran of raising tensions in the region, saying that Lebanon would never be under Saudi tutelage.Hezbollah's latest diatribe against its Lebanese opponents reflected the escalating Saudi-Iranians tensions, fueled by Riyadh's execution of a prominent Shiite preacher, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, on Jan. 2 .Salam considered that Saudi Arabia should lead the Arab world.Hezbollah MP Nawwaf Musawi said that Lebanon would not be part of a Saudi-led alliance against the Islamic Republic.We strongly and bluntly reject Lebanon joining the aggressive Saudi alliance," the Hezbollah MP told a memorial ceremony in south Lebanon.He was referring to the Saudi-led Islamic military coalition to fight terrorism that announced by Riyadh last month. Musawi called on Lebanon to boost its ties with Iran which, he said, had offered to give grants and military assistance.
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