Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri hosts an iftar in honor of Akkar families in Bebnin, Sunday, June 26, 2016. (The Daily Star/ Dalati& Nohra, HO)
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Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri Sunday kept up a blistering tirade against Hezbollah, saying the Iranian-backed party was throwing the Lebanese youth and Lebanon's interests into the Syrian fire on Iran's orders. He also said Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah cannot end the party's deep involvement in the 5-year-old war in Syria if Iran does not want this. Hariri rejected March 8 accusations that the Future Movement was betting on a change in Syria to intimidate others in Lebanon as "false and misleading".In a speech Saturday night during an iftar at the Rashid Karami International Fair in Tripoli in honor of families from Dinniyeh, Minyeh and Zgharta, Hariri blasted Hezbollah, saying the group was putting the interests of other countries before Lebanon after Nasrallah said a day earlier that the group receives its budget from Iran.Hariri said that he was not concerned with Badreddine's role in the group, as Badreddine is one of five Hezbollah members accused of assassinating his father, former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005 .The Future Movement leader accused Hezbollah of putting the interests of other countries before the Lebanese interests and Iran of financing strife in the Arab world.
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