Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri speaks in Beirut, Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The Special Tribunal for Lebanon at The Hague identified five Hezbollah operatives as suspected collaborators in the murder. If proved, that would mean his assassination was carried out by Iran's allies in Lebanon, who are financed and controlled by the regime in Tehran.Three years later, in 2008, Hezbollah moved to occupy Beirut, and after many years of promising that its vast, Iranian-supplied arsenal was intended only to protect Lebanon from Israel, turned its weapons against the Lebanese people.Mr. Assad – with the help of Iran; its Revolutionary Guard and its proxies; Hezbollah and militias in Iraq and Afghanistan – has created the worst refugee problem since World War II, ruthlessly displacing millions of people into neighboring countries and Europe.We Lebanese are all too familiar with the violence, discord, sectarian hatred, brutality and terrorism that Iran and its allies inflict on other countries, whatever Iranian officials might try to claim to the outside world. In the '80s, while Iran was busy directing its proxy militias in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia helped the country reach a historic agreement to end its Civil War.Iran can force militias from Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon and Iran to leave Syria.
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